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N.H. boy sent to hospital for smoke inhalation

A 5-year-old boy from Manchester, N.H., was sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation Sunday morning when an unattended pot on the stove caught fire, officials said.

The three-family, wood frame apartment building on Laurel Street caught fire at midnight, Manchester Fire Chief James Michael said.

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The blaze only reached one alarm, causing $15,000 in damage and displaced the first-floor residents, he said.

The boy had been at home with a baby sitter when oil in the pot caught fire. He was sent to Elliot Hospital, and his condition is unknown; the blaze was out by 1 a.m., Michael said.

Melissa Hanson can be reached at melissa.hanson@globe.com or on Twitter @Melissa__Hanson
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