WOLFEBORO — No one was injured and the building was minimally damaged during a first-alarm fire at the former Berry Mill complex in Wolfeboro on Friday, June 9.
Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue was alerted to the blaze at 10:08 a.m. First arriving units found smoke showing from the structure. A first alarm assignment brought assistance to the scene from Tuftonboro Fire-Rescue, Ossipee Corner Fire-Rescue, and Wakefield Fire-Rescue.
“The first arriving crews were able to make a quick knockdown. The fire was confined to some equipment in the old mill building,” said Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue Chief Jim Pineo. “Access was a concern as the water in Back Bay is high and the structure can only be access by ladders.”
The fire was declared under control at 10:45 a.m.
The building, one of the last of the structures at the former excelsior mill, is owned by the Robert J. Reich Revocable Trust, with a mailing address of Montana, according to town records.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue and the Wolfeboro Police Department. Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue was also assisted at the scene by Stewarts Ambulance, the Wolfeboro Police Department, and the Wolfeboro Water Division.
- Written by Ginger Kozlowski
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