Dartmouth cabin in northern NH destroyed by fire

Published: 11/18/2019 2:55:33 PM

Staff report

SECOND COLLEGE GRANT, N.H. — A three-room cabin on land owned by Dartmouth College in northern New Hampshire burned down in a fire Friday night, but its occupants escaped uninjured.

Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire at the Hell Gate Gorge Cabin in the Second College Grant, a swath of almost 27,000 acres of Dartmouth-owned land northeast of Dixville Notch, N.H.

Dartmouth officials said the fire “completely destroyed” the cabin, but that a group staying there “evacuated” and nobody was hurt.

The cabin near the Hell Gate Gorge on the Dead Diamond River was built in 1974 and replaced an old cabin used for logging. The three-room cabin slept nine people and had a wood stove for heating, according to the Dartmouth website.

Run by Dartmouth’s Outdoor Programs Office, the cabin was available for use by Dartmouth alumni and college employees.

Dartmouth spokeswoman Diana Lawrence said Monday that college officials are awaiting a report from the fire chief in nearby Errol, N.H.

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