Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fireground: Tamarack Drive

Fire appears to have started upstairs westernmost side of building

Fortunately there were no injures today but the house at Tamarack Drive appears to be a total loss.  Unfortunately two dogs did perish in the conflagration. 

 APD was also on scene in force to assist

The box alarm was struck around noon and only minutes after Assistant Chief Lindsay Stromgren arrived on the scene he requested a second alarm which brought mutual aid from Northampton, Hadley, South Hadley, Pelham and Belchertown EMS.

 Probably around 25,000 gallons of water was used

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Chief Nelson on the scene

And yes, B2 got a little too close to a tree and required rescue (but she's fine).

 Engine 1 and Engine 2 were first on the scene


Anonymous said... drunk student's are a drain on AFD resources but rescuing Larry's drone from a tree...that's why we pay taxes!

Larry Kelley said...

Well B2 had 4K video and high resolution photos from the early stage of the fire which could prove valuable to fire investigation.

And I could not get that to them on a flashdrive is she is stuck in a tree.

The Quint was there anyway and the entire rescue took less than 3 minutes. Unlike a drunk student transport to CDH which takes more than an hour.

Some departments have a dalmatian for a mascot, AFD has B2.

Anonymous said...

You tell'um Larry

Larry Kelley said...

It was probably Kurt Geryk. (I'm used to his crap)

Larry Kelley said...

Geeze Kurt, your wife just got $300K in tax money.

I think you can afford to pay for an ambulance ride.

Anonymous said...

Is that a bale of wood pellets for stove I spy ??!! Coal hards -galvanized ash disposal near homes- leading local home fire destruction culprit !!