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Vehicle rollover fire on Swamp Road

Town of New Gloucester, Maine
New Gloucester Fire Rescue

Press Release

Prepared by: Lieutenant Chris Gill
Number of Alarms: Still Alarm
Incident Commander: Lieutenant Chris Gill
Incident Number: 21-NG0229
Incident Date and Time: May 28, 2021, 20:35

Incident Location: Swamp Road

Number of NGFR personnel in response: 11
First NGFR unit on scene: NG Engine 2

General Incident Description: At 20:35, New Gloucester Fire Rescue was dispatched to a reported vehicle rollover on fire.  Engine 2 arrived on scene at 20:45 to find a vehicle on its side fully involved with fire extending into the wood line.  Companies quickly placed a 1 ¾” hose line in place and knocked down the fire and prevented fire from further extending into the woods.  Gray was asked for an engine for mutual aid.

Crews remained on scene for a while longer extinguishing hot spots and wetting down the area to ensure no risk of a brush fire. All companies were back in service by 22:30.

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

Mutual Aid to the Station: None

Water Supply: 1250 total gallons used.

Injuries: None

Photos: None

PSA: Please drive responsibly, wear your seatbelt, and enjoy the holiday weekend.

Chris Gill
New Gloucester Fire Rescue
611 Lewiston Road New Gloucester, ME 04260