Friday, July 22, 2016 6:57
Oily rags left on the side of the building starting a fire that was mostly extinguished by a melted PEX waterline.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Stratton Mountain Volunteer Fire Company along with South Londonderry, Winhall, Weston, Jamaica, East Dover, and Wardsboro participated in LP gas training held at Stratton. A special thanks to Blue Flame Gas Company for making this a success.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Fire damages barn in South Londonderry
By Shawn Cunningham
© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC
Fire companies from 18 towns responded Sunday to a three-alarm fire in a barn on Bungalow Road off Melendy Hill Road in South Londonderry.
At 5:37 p.m., the first alarm came into the Champion Fire Company in South Londonderry for a fire at the barn owned by Fergus Smith.
The building — a 36 foot by 80 foot gambrel-roofed barn standing 31 feet tall — served a workshop, storage and office. According to Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Duda, the fire started during the loading of the indoor wood furnace and was in the walls and roof of the building when the first engine arrived.
A second alarm was turned in at that point with a third alarm shortly thereafter. Duda told the Telegraph that a special call was made for interior firefighting crews from Manchester.
Crews were challenged by the construction of the building in which a space below the roof allowed fire to travel and the metal roof made it difficult to get to the fire. The roof could not be removed until the tower truck from Stratton arrived.
Firefighters were also hampered by minor water shortages, but the third alarm brought a number of tankers to the scene.
The last South Londonderry crews left the scene at 12:45 a.m. There were no injuries and the fire is considered accidental. The structure is still standing as the owner is beginning to recover items from the building.
125 Engine 1 in the 2016 Pierce Calendar!
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Training with Manchester and South Londonderry in the Commons.
Photo by Steven Nichols
Monday, September 14, 2015
Training with Winhall, South Londonderry, and Wardsboro Fire Departments.
Photo by Chris Liller
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Our new Engine 1 was put into service on Saturday.
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