SOUTH HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) – Fire leveled several buildings at a business in New Hampshire that salvaged windows, doors and other architectural features from old buildings around New England.

The six-alarm fire at Nor’East Architectural Antiques in South Hampton began Tuesday evening and burned late into the night. More than 100 firefighters fought it.

Owners John Isgur of Byfield, Massachusetts, and Donna Eldridge of Amesbury, Mass., built up the business for a decade.

Isgur fought back tears Tuesday night as he looked at the smoldering wreckage.

Steve Benotti – deputy fire chief in Hampton – said the cause of the fire was not known, but it did not appear to be suspicious.

Benotti said firefighters and trucks came from across Rockingham County and from neighboring towns in Maine and Massachusetts.

AP-ES-06-04-08 0718EDT


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