Fire departments from throughout the North Country were called to Bethlehem Wednesday morning for what progressed into a four-alarm fire at an apartment building.
The fire at the Cedarcroft Apartments at 2323 Main Street burned through the roof of the three-story building but by 9:30 it was out and clean-up work - expected to take hours - was underway.
Departments responding included Littleton, Lancaster, Franconia, Whitefield, Twin Mountain, Sugar Hill and Lisbon.
U.S. Route 302 - which includes Main Street - was closed.
There were no reports of injuries but about a dozen families lost their homes.