Gilford Fire

Items that were removed from a garage at 194 Country Club Road are strewn outside the structure Friday morning, hours after the the building was heavily damaged in a fire. An occupant in a make-shift apartment over the garage managed to escape unharmed. (Courtesy photo/Gilford Fire Rescue)

GILFORD — The occupant of an improvised garage apartment escaped unharmed from a fire early Friday morning. The fire heavily damaged his living quarters.

The fire department was notified of the fire at 194 Country Club Road at 12:36 a.m. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene they saw smoke coming from the second floor of the garage and called for a first alarm summoning additional personnel and equipment from neighboring departments.

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