MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Manchester firefighters say they have been overwhelmed with requires overdoses this weekend, many involving the artificial marijuana product often called spice.

District Chief Henry Martineau advised WMUR-TV that the primary calls began coming in round eight a.m. Saturday, and the quantity elevated to a dozen in only a few hours. He says such calls are spreading the division skinny.

A number of of the overdoses occurred on the New Horizons Shelter. An official there says spice has lately develop into an issue on the shelter. Chief Technique Officer Cathy Khun thanked police and emergency responders, and mentioned it should take a number of companions to deal with what she known as a public well being disaster.