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Shots fired before fire, explosion destroy N.H. home

A fire and explosion raged through a home in southern New Hampshire Monday afternoon.

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A fire and explosion raged through a home in southern New Hampshire Monday afternoon.

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Shots were fired just before a fire and explosion raged through a home in southern New Hampshire Monday afternoon, and state police said the shooting involved a police officer.

Multiple agencies responded to a suburban duplex home in Brentwood shortly after 4 p.m. Monday after the shooting was reported.

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Debra Vasapolli, director of public relations at Exeter Hospital, confirmed that one person was taken to the hospital but said that person was not the victim of a gunshot wound. She declined to provide more details.

Aerial coverage from WMUR-TV shows flames burning through the roof of the house and WMUR showed an explosion that punched out the front of the house shortly after 5:30 p.m. Firefighters were kept away from the scene and within minutes of the explosion the house was engulfed in flames.

After firefighters started attacking the blaze around 6 p.m., the fire was largely knocked down about a half hour later and it didn’t appear to have spread to neighboring houses.

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The house was in a neighborhood for people ages 55 and older.

Calls to the Rockingham County sheriff’s office and state police were not immediately returned. A spokesman for the state attorney general’s office said he didn’t have any updated information.

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