Fire rips through abandoned building
NASHUA, N.H. — Firefighters battled a blaze for more than two hours Saturday evening at the corner of Amory and Bridge streets, officials said.
The abandoned building used to house an auto repair shop and apartments.
Neighbors said they were shocked by the intensity of the fire.
“Came to my bathroom window to see what was going on and this place was just inflamed. I mean it lit up the whole block,” said Herbert Lewis.
Fire officials said the building was scheduled to be torn down.
“It was pretty much vacant. It’s been slated for demo in the next couple of weeks. The utilities are already shut off, the gas, the electrical, and it had been out, no real issues,” said Nashua Deputy Chief Kevin Kerrigan.
The fire has been deemed suspicious and Kerrigan says the damage is so significant it’s going to make for a tough investigation.
“It’s unsafe to get too in there. So they are going to have a machine in here in the morning to tear it down.”
The Nashua fire Marshal is investigating the cause.