A woman died and several others were injured in a large, 3-alarm fire in an apartment building in Nashua, New Hampshire, early Monday morning.
Firefighters responded to a report of a building fire at 4-6 Girouard Ave. at 3:43 a.m. and found heavy flames coming from two floors of the 2-1/2-story, 3-unit apartment building.
They tried to rescue a female subject reported to be trapped on the second floor, but the heavy fire conditions prevented them from getting to her. Two other occupants were forced to jump from a second floor window, and one adult male was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for additional treatment related to his injuries.
The Telegraph of Nashua reported that several others, including at least three children, were also taken to area hospitals following the fire. Two firefighters also suffered back and leg injuries after a second-floor ceiling collapsed on them.
The name of the woman who died in the fire is not being released pending an autopsy.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, the state fire marshal's office said. Preliminary indications are that the fire started on an outside porch and quickly spread throughout the interior of the building.