Dublin-W Lake Rd   04-23-07 027
On April 23rd at 13:35hrs dispatch took a call reporting a house fire on McFarland Ln. While enroute 8C1(Chief Vanderbilt) could see smoke from across the lake and requested a 2nd alarm. Upon arrival crews found heavy fire conditions on the 3rd floor of a 48×96 3 story house. Within a short time the 3rd and 4th alarms were struck for more man power. Approximately 60 firefighters from 26 towns were called in to help fight the blaze. All photos by George Brown.
Dublin-W Lake Rd   04-23-07 043
Dublin-W Lake Rd   04-23-07 045
Dublin-W Lake Rd   04-23-07 044


On Easter Sunday around 4:25am dispatch began receiving cell phone calls for a report of a building fire at the intersections of Rt.9 and Rt.100 in downtown Wilmington Vt.

A 1st alarm was trasmitted and within minutes a 2nd alarm was struck per 95C3(Capt. Spirka) reporting heavy fire in the downtown area. Crews found themselves a 2 story mixed occupancy with heavy fire conditions on all floors. A defensive attack was started using deck guns and 2 ladder pipes. Crews began protecting the exposures of the buildings across the street but due to the immense heat other buildings did suffer some damage along with the street and traffic lights.
Wilmington Easter Fire
Wilmington Easter fire

Units that assited Wilmington were West Dover,Whitingham,Brattleboro,East Dover,Marlboro,Readsboro,Halifax.Deerfield Valley Ambulance.
Wilmington Easter Fire
Wilmington Easter Fire

Surry Fire Department

2007 KME Excel 1250 pump, 1500 tank, 10KW onboard generator, 1000′ 4″ hose and 25 gallons class A foam.

Photo by Dick Bartlett

Wardsboro, Vt

Pierce Contender on an International 4400 series chassis, with a stainless steel body. It has a 1250 gpm pump and a 1250 gal poly tank. A Harrison 6kw hydraulic generator, pre-piped deluge gun, 30 gal “class A” foam cell.

Pierce Contender 050

Barn Fire in Lyndeborough

The Lyndeborough Fire Department was dispatched to a fully involved barn fire at 0556 on March 30. A 2nd alarm was requested at 0602 with mutual aid companies from Greenfield and Francestown being requested. A 3rd alarm was struck at 0604 bringing mutual aid from Deering, Wilton, Greenville, Mt Vernon, Peterboro and Bennington. The fire was under control at 0810.

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Photos provided by Mickey Leavitt