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.
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.
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.