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  • Jeffrey Hastings

Manchester Fire Responds To Vehicle Fire And Several Other Calls Within 25 Minutes

Manchester Fire was notified of a vehicle fire in a Blodget Street parking lot Sunday at 12:45 p.m.


The vehicle fire was one of several calls occurring in a short time frame.


!2:20 p.m. MFD responded with a full response to Balsam Way for the smell of gas in the building bringing 4 engines 2 ladder trucks, Rescue 1, and an AMR ambulance.


12:21 p.m. MFD responded with one engine to Eastern Ave for a small outside fire


12:45 p.m. MFD responded with a full response to the Webster House for the smell of gas in the building bringing 4 engines 2 ladder trucks, Rescue 1, and an AMR ambulance.


12:45 p.m. MFD responded to Blodget Street for a vehicle fire. The closest engine was being freed up from the call on Balsam Way which is the most Northwest in the City. Squad 1 which has two firefighters in an SUV doing outreach and non-emergent calls responded because they were in the area.


Members of Squad 1 spoke to a woman who was yelling that it was her vehicle burning, checking to make sure no one was in the vehicle that was on fire. The Squad vehicle does not have a water supply, so an extinguisher was used until Engine 11 arrived.



Firefighters stretched a hose line and extinguished the fire, and removed items from the cargo bay to fully extinguish the fire. The vehicle appears to be a total loss, and at this time it is undetermined how the fire started. Manchester Police responded to the scene to assist with traffic control and the removal of the vehicle.


The calls for gas in the building at the two locations were investigated and weren’t serious, and brought under control.


Manchester Fire would also like to remind drivers it is against the law to drive over hose lines, and it can create a dangerous situation. While extinguishing the fire on Blodget Street multiple vehicles attempted to drive over the hose lines.


©Jeffrey Hastings www.frameofmindphoto.com/news

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