Fire Destroys Electrical System at Monadnock Paper Mills in Bennington, NH

Monadnock Paper Mills in Bennington, NH, could be shut down for about a month after an electrical fire torched the mill’s power system early this morning, fire officials said.

Fire crews faced the challenge of intensive heat and smoke inhalation because of the building’s poor ventilation system, said Bennington Fire Chief Mike Roina. No one was injured, he said.

Roina estimated that the mill could be without power for upwards of a month.