A construction-related incident sparked a fire on the roof of the Davis Center, Holderness School’s new, 35,000 square-foot science and math building, at approximately 8:30 AM. Fire crews and first responders quickly arrived on the scene to control and extinguish the fire.
No one was harmed in the fire. As the facility remains under construction, the worksite is off-limits to students and community members. Holderness School is extremely thankful for the quick work of fire crews, who brought the blaze under control before it could cause major damage to the building.
First responders from the towns of Holderness, Bristol, Center Harbor, Campton, Hebron, Laconia, Lincoln, Meredith, Moultonborough, New Hampton, Plymouth, Rumney, Sandwich, Waterville Valley, and Wentworth suppressed the fire and ensured the safety of the Holderness School community.
“We are incredibly thankful that no one was harmed, and that the fire was quickly brought under control,” said Head of School Phil Peck. “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the first responders who acted so swiftly today.”
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