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NG Fire Rescue responds to vehicle fire on Turnpike

| Photo courtesy of Hale Fitzgerald, NGFR |

Town of New Gloucester, Maine
New Gloucester Fire Rescue

Press Release

Prepared by: Captain Hale Fitzgerald
Number of Alarms: Still Alarm
Incident Commander: Interim Chief Craig Bouchard
Incident Number: 22-NG0264
Incident Date and Time: June 22, 2022 at 1:13 PM

Incident Location: Interstate 95 Southbound near Mile Marker 70

Number of NGFR Apparatus in response: 2
Number of NGFR personnel in response: 3
First NGFR unit on scene: New Gloucester Engine 2

General Incident Description: At 1:13 PM, New Gloucester Fire Alarm transmitted a still alarm for a motor vehicle fire near MM70 on I-95 Southbound. Engine 2 and Ambulance 1 responded, accessing the Turnpike near Bald Hill Road. Engine 2 arrived on scene at 1:22PM, reporting a single vehicle well involved. Engine 2 quickly deployed a 1 ¾” attack line and had water on the fire within a minute of arriving on scene. At 1:27PM, crews had the fire extinguished and a primary search complete.

The Southbound lanes of the Turnpike was closed for approximately 15 minutes before opening up one lane. Crews overhauled and cooled down remaining hot spots before making up and clearing the scene at 1:55PM.

Mutual Aid to the Scene: None

Mutual Aid to the Station: None

Water Supply: Approximately 150 total gallons used from Engine 2’s Tank Water

Injuries: None

Cause: Undetermined

PSA: Thank you motorists for being patient while we safely and quickly extinguished this vehicle fire.