LANCASTER, N.H. — A state official says a fire at a northern New Hampshire logging business has destroyed several buildings.

WMUR-TV reports the fire started at about 2 a.m. Monday at A.B. Logging and Trucking in Lancaster, on Route 3.

Executive Councilor Joe Kenney visited the site Monday afternoon to meet with the owner and discuss possible state help. Representatives from the state fire marshal’s office and insurance adjusters also were on the scene.

Kenney said the company’s headquarters and repair shop were destroyed, as well as a new skidder and about half a dozen other utility vehicles. The company employs about 30 people, and the owner said he will continue to pay them for as long as he can.

Information from: WMUR-TV,

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