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Concord Fire Department investigates Fellows Street blaze

A Saturday fire on Fellows Street has displaced a family of three.

Concord Battalion Chief Rick Whitney said fire crews from Concord and several surrounding towns responded to a fire in the garage at 9 Fellows St. just after noon Saturday.

The building is home to three people – two adults and one child – but Whitney said only one adult was inside at the time the fire started. No one was injured.

An off-duty firefighter who lives nearby was the first to spot the blaze, and he responded to the scene immediately to help the person inside escape the building.

“He literally lives down the street,” Whitney said. “He opened up the curtains . . . and went, ‘Oh!’ He did a great job.”

In a press release, fire Chief Dan Andrus said the crews were also able to rescue a family pet.

“A kitten which the occupants had acquired a week ago was located by firefighters and returned to a very happy 10-year-old boy,” he said.

The garage suffered significant damage, Whitney said, with moderate damage in the rest of the house.

“We had (the fire) knocked down in an hour,” he said.

The cause is still under investigation by the Concord Fire Department, Whitney said.

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