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60 Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Blaze at N.H. Inn



    Approximately 60 firefighters battled a 4-alarm blaze in a historic Campton, New Hampshire, inn on Wednesday morning.

    The Armont Inn at 311 Ellsworth Hill Rd. was a total loss, according to Campton-Thornton Fire Chief Daniel Defosses.

    The fire was reported around 4:30 a.m. Campton Police arrived on scene first and were able to help an elderly resident out of the building with assistance from a neighbor.

    The fire began in a barn and quickly spread to the attached house. Firefighters attempting to stop the spread of the fire were driven back by high heat and deteriorating conditions. Crews had the fire knocked down in about two hours, but remained on scene for several hours longer to put out hot spots.

    About 60 firefighters and 25 pieces of fire apparatus responded to the scene, including crews from as far away as Tilton and Lincoln. A ladder truck from Woodstock was also brought in to assist with extinguishing the flames.

    No one was injured in the fire, but the building is a total loss. The Armont Inn has been a piece of Campton history since 1935, according to historical records.

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Anyone with information on the fire is urged to contact the Campton-Thornton Fire Department or the Campton Police Department.

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