Brush Fire – Center Street - March 29, 2006

Company’s 1 & 2 work a brush fire on Center Street. The owner of the property had been doing some open burning in the morning, put the fire out with a garden hose, and then left to do some errands. A while later, a freshening wind fanned a hot coal that had not been completely extinguished, and up jumped the devil! The fire gained significant headway before being noticed, quickly spreading to a shed and was on it’s way to Route 58. Fortunately, quick action by responding apparatus saved the majority of the shed and all of it’s contents, while limiting the brush fire to approximately 1/2 acre. (Photo’s by Firefighter Gerry Farquharson)