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NH woman jumps from 2nd-story balcony to escape burning home

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Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 9:18 AM EDT
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MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire authorities say a woman jumped from a second-story balcony to escape a burning home in Merrimack and two firefighters were injured while battling the fire.

WMUR-TV reports the fire started near 7 p.m. Thursday at the home on Baboosic Lake, and crews initially received reports that people might be trapped inside. They were unable to get inside the two-story home, which was fully engulfed in flames, and eventually collapsed. Firefighters later learned that the woman had jumped from the balcony and was rescued by a boater, who brought her to shore.

The woman and two firefighters who were injured were taken to the hospital; the extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately known.

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