Restaurant Collapses in Fire on Salem's Main Street

Jun 13, 2018

Power was cut to abutting businesses and residential customers as Salem firefighters worked to knock down the fire.
Credit NHPR File Photo

Firefighters are battling a large fire at a restaurant on Main Street in Salem, New Hampshire, that's collapsed the building and shut down several roads.

Firefighters posted on Facebook the three-alarm fire at the China Star restaurant began before 6 a.m. Wednesday and quickly grew. They say everyone in the building, which includes some apartments, has been accounted for.

Two firefighters were taken to hospitals. The extent of their injuries wasn't immediately available.

Liberty Utilities says power was cut for about 1,000 customers as crews battle the fire.

The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known.