LACONIA — After finding a manufactured home afire atop a hill off Scenic Road Thursday, firefighters quickly extinguished it.
Fire Chief Ken Erickson said that around 2:30 p.m. a fire was reported on Roller Coaster Road, but firefighters found no sign of it. Shortly afterwards the warden at the fire tower on Red Hill in Moultonborough reported smoke in the vicinity of Scenic Road.
Three engines were dispatched and a first alarm sounded. Erickson said that before firefighters reached the manufactured home up a steep slope near the corner of Scenic Road and Watson Road, a neighbor had brought the fire under control by dousing it with a garden hose put through the bedroom window. Firefighters extinguished what remained of the fire.
No one was in the manufactured home, which Erickson suffered significant damage.
– Michael Kitch