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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Two injured in Guilford fire

GUILFORD — Police are investigating a fire that broke out in Guilford yesterday.

Authorities were notified of a structure fire with injuries on Calvin Coolidge Memorial Highway at around 11:00 a.m.

Guildford Fire also received reports of explosions coming from the building.

Police say Guilford Fire arrived and found the structure to be completely engulfed by flames.

Fire suppression efforts were isolated to an exterior attack due to the stability of the structure.

Ralph Winchester suffered significant burns to his body and was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries, police say.

According to the report, minor injuries were sustained by Anthony Lyman.

Investigators say Winchester and Lyman were working on a vehicle inside the garage before the fire broke out.

While working around a gas tank with a cordless drill, a fire broke out under the vehicle.

The fire spread across the floor and into the vehicle.

Winchester received his injuries when he and Lyman pulled the vehicle out of the garage, in an attempt to separate the fire from the building.

An acetylene gas tank located inside the vehicle exploded.

This fire remains under investigation.

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