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A Sad Day for my little town

ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
Small towns are the Heart of America.

Did'nt read the article, how did it happen ? You said fireworks the night before ??


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  • Pinball
    Pinball Member Posts: 249
    A sad day for my little town

    It was a sad day in my little town on sunday. This community of about 1700 people got kicked in the head. Our Firehouse was destroyed by fire. It was not just a "firehouse" but the center of the community. Hosting all the events such as Santa Claus, the easter Bunny, holloween party, voting, and weddings for many of it's residents. It was built entirely on donations and fund raisers by the men and ladies of the dept. Not one dime of taxpayers money! The night before was the depts. biggest event. It's annual Bazaar and fireworks.
    Thank God noone was hurt or killed. we can rebuild a building but not a life.

    As Dan would say "Hug your kids"
  • Ruthe Jubinville_2
    Ruthe Jubinville_2 Member Posts: 674
    sorry about the fire

    I am very glad that no one got hurt. As you said, buildings can be replaced. Ruthe
  • Pinball
    Pinball Member Posts: 249

    It appears to have been electrical in nature but the investigators will know for sure today. We had fireworks at midnight culminating the end of the Bazaar with food and games for young and old. the fire did'nt start untill 6:15 the following morning... not related to the display.

    Thanks for your concern
    we will rebuild...maybe this time with SPRINKLERS not just alarm systems!!!
  • Sad Indeed!

    I recall the same thing happening in a small village in Upstate New York near Binghamton back in the 70's. Fairly new firehouse (steel building) with a concrete block barbeque spit adjacent to the building in the rear. Had a big fundraising event with carnival and Chicken Barbeque all day Saturday and part of the night. The coals that remained looked harmless until someone accidently placed some empty boxes near it. Gutted the firehouse, the trucks inside and all of their equipment. My brother was a volunteer fireman back then and helped put it out. Frustrating for volunteers to repond to a fire at their own station and not be able to get the trucks out. Took a long time for them to recover from that setback. Thank goodness they were insured.

    Glenn Stanton

    Manager of Technical Development

    Burnham Hydronics

    U.S. Boiler Co., Inc.
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