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NH hotline takes over 650 calls on fuel problems

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An emergency hotline set up to deal with some New Hampshire customers who are running out of home heating oil has taken over 650 calls.

The hotline was announced Tuesday night by Gov. Maggie Hassan amid rising concerns about missed deliveries from the Fred Fuller Oil Co.

Fuller officials said Wednesday a combination of extreme weather conditions, a huge increase in oil and propane demand and an overload and temporary crash of the company phone system led to the problems. The company says it expects to back to normal by Friday.

Hassan spokesman Marc Goldberg tells the Concord Monitor most of the callers have less than a quarter tank of heating oil left.

The number is 603-227-0002.

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