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One dead in Manchester fire

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - Police are investigating the cause of a deadly fire on Joliette street in Manchester, N.H. early Friday morning.

One victim was trapped on the third floor of the six family home.  Five other residents made it out of the building safely.

“They went out and saw fire in the hallway on the third floor. They tried to get upstairs, they heard the victim coughing,” said Chief Burkush.

The extreme temperatures created challenges for the fire fighters battling the blaze. They had to deal with one frozen fire hydrant in addition to the extreme cold temperatures.

"Tenants woke up, smoke alarms were going, they called 911. We have a third floor tenant who was unable to escape," said Manchester Fire Chief James Burkush.

Firefighters worried the man's girlfriend was trapped inside. After searching what's left of the building, they said there are no other victims.

The Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.

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