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Fire on Weymouth Road

Town of New Gloucester, Maine
New Gloucester Fire Rescue

Press Release

Prepared by: Captain Hale Fitzgerald
Number of Alarms: Still Alarm
Incident Commander: Captain Hale Fitzgerald
Incident Number: 21-NG0078
Incident Date and Time: February 14, 2021, 1347

Incident Location: 164 Weymouth Road

Number of NGFR personnel in response: 8
First NGFR unit on scene: NG Car 4

General Incident Description: At 1347, New Gloucester Fire Rescue was dispatched to a reported RV fire in the area of 210 Weymouth Road. While enroute to the call, New Gloucester Car 4 observed a heavy column of smoke and asked for an engine from Gray mutual aid. Car 4, Ambulance 1, and Engine 3 arrived on scene at 1357 to find an RV well involved. The only exposure was a recreational boat. Companies quickly placed a 1 ¾” hose line in place and knocked down a considerable amount of fire.

Crews were hindered by a propane tank that began releasing gas via its pressure relief valve. The fire was knocked down at 1407 and under control by 1430. Crews remained on scene for a while longer extinguishing hot spots and managing the propane tank. All companies were back in service by 1820.

Mutual Aid to the Scene: Gray Fire Rescue with an Engine

Mutual Aid to the Station: None

Water Supply: 2500 total gallons used. Gray E41 filled up at Dunn School using Pineland’s pressurized hydrant system. Engine 3 also used 12.5 gallons of Class A foam.

Injuries: None

RV on fire on arrival | Photo courtesy of NG Fire Rescue
Water on the fire | Photo courtesy of NG Fire Rescue
Knockdown | Photo courtesy of NG Fire Rescue

PSA: We understand that companies working in a roadway may cause a hindrance to traffic. Please follow traffic control directions and do not attempt to drive over fire hose. This can cause damage to our equipment and injure members operating on scene.

Hale Fitzgerald
New Gloucester Fire Rescue
611 Lewiston Road

New Gloucester, ME 04260