Firefighters in Portsmouth, NH respond to police station fire


PORTSMOUTH, N.H. ( – Firefighters in New Hampshire responded to a fire inside the Portsmouth Police Department Tuesday night.

According to, crews responded to the fire at about 7:45 p.m. It is believed the fire started in the station's basement firing range area.

A police official told the site the smoke created a toxic condition inside the station and dispatchers had to be moved to a backup center at the city's public works facility.

The fire remains under investigation.

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