- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

FRANKLIN, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire fire investigators say that wood stove ashes that were discarded too close to a Franklin home likely sparked the blaze that destroyed it.

WMUR-TV reports (bit.ly/1TjckYq) that a man who lived in the Nelson Street house was able to escape uninjured before firefighters arrived at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Franklin fire officials say the ashes were discarded outside, but close to combustible material. The house is deemed a total loss. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced resident.

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