A fire in a hopper at the Springfield NH Power Plant on Fisher Road caused minimal damage according to Springfield NH Fire Chief Peter Lacaillade. Lacaillade said firefighters arrived on the scene about 3:45 pm and the fire was up high in machinery at the top of a hopper. Mutual aid fire companies from Sunapee, Sutton, Warner, Grantham, New London, Hanover and Lebanon were called to aid with their ladder engines. Fifty firefighters fought the blaze that was contained in machinery. The fire was deemed under control about 7:00 pm. Although the exact cause of the fire is unknown it started in the hopper and remained contained. Chief Lacaillade thanks all the mutual aid companies.