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fire http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/746/all en Clippings: 911 house number signs save lives http://addisonindependent.com/201503clippings-911-house-number-signs-save-lives <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29248" style="width: 64px;"><a href="/201503clippings-911-house-number-signs-save-lives"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Conlon, Peter_5196.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Conlon, Peter_5196.jpg" title="Conlon, Peter_5196.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="64" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Peter Conlon </div> </div> </div> <p> A few days ago, the Middlebury ambulance and Cornwall First Response were called to a home on Route 30 for a man described by the dispatcher as &ldquo;unresponsive.&rdquo;</p> <p> As a volunteer firefighter, I put on my shoes and coat and headed out to see if I could help. Thanks to 911 numbering of residences, I knew about where the house was, and assumed I could pin it down once in the area. I started rehearsing in my head the CPR training we receive every other year. Thirty compressions, two breaths.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29210">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503clippings-911-house-number-signs-save-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion 911 fire safety signs Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:14:38 +0000 Zach Despart 29210 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Students thanfkul for fire response http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-students-thanfkul-fire-response <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lydia Gordon et al. </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Late on Saturday, Feb. 28, our home on Weybridge Street in Middlebury caught fire. We are incredibly thankful that everyone is safe and there were no injuries.</p> <p align="left"> We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the firefighters and first responders who arrived on the scene in response to the 911 calls, risking their lives in an attempt to save our house and belongings.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29136">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-students-thanfkul-fire-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion fire Middlebury College Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:40:07 +0000 Zach Despart 29136 at http://addisonindependent.com Fire at Weybridge Street house displaces five Middlebury College students http://addisonindependent.com/201503fire-weybridge-street-house-leaves-five-middlebury-college-students-homeless <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28898" style="width: 129px;"><a href="/201503fire-weybridge-street-house-leaves-five-middlebury-college-students-homeless"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Fire3.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Fire3.jpg" title="Fire3.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="129" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AROUND 75 FIREFIGHTERS from seven fire departments responded to a fire that severely damaged this Weybridge Street home in Middlebury on Saturday night. All five of the college students who lived there escaped safely. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A seven-alarm fire at a home on Weybridge Street in Middlebury on Saturday evening had firefighters from all over Addison County working into Sunday morning to extinguish the blaze.</p> <p> The Middlebury Fire Department received a call at 8 p.m. about a fire at a three-story building, located at 107 Weybridge St., used as an apartment by five Middlebury College students. All five escaped the fire unharmed.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28899">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503fire-weybridge-street-house-leaves-five-middlebury-college-students-homeless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury fire Middlebury College Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:45:27 +0000 Trent Campbell 28899 at http://addisonindependent.com Vergennes police laud, promote officers http://addisonindependent.com/201502vergennes-police-laud-promote-officers <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel honored two members of his department for saving the life of a resident during a recent White Street fire. The award was given at the department&rsquo;s annual awards ceremony, which was held at the start of the city council&rsquo;s Feb. 10 meeting.</p> <p> Acknowledged for their efforts in saving an elderly and handicapped woman during the night of Jan. 15 were officers Patrick Greenslet and Jacob Ouellette.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28648">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502vergennes-police-laud-promote-officers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes award cops fire Merkel vergennes Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:32:22 +0000 Zach Despart 28648 at http://addisonindependent.com Monkton fire leaves five homeless, damages trailer http://addisonindependent.com/201502monkton-fire-leaves-five-homeless-damages-trailer <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28641" style="width: 100px;"><a href="/201502monkton-fire-leaves-five-homeless-damages-trailer"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Monkton fire 2 16 15 Red Cross.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Monkton fire 2 16 15 Red Cross.jpg" title="Monkton fire 2 16 15 Red Cross.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="100" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A FIRE MONDAY afternoon heavily damaged this home on Rotax Road in Monkton. No one was injured, any firefighters were able to keep the blaze from destroying many personal belongings. Photo courtesy of the Red Cross </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MONKTON &mdash; Firefighters from two counties battled a Monday afternoon blaze that displaced five people at 842 Rotax Road in Monkton.</p> <p> Monkton Fire Department Assistant Chief Curtis Layn said the call came in around 3 p.m., and by the time firefighters arrived minutes later, flames had engulfed a garage and also ignited a double-wide trailer six feet from the garage.</p> <p> Layn said the homeowner had been working on his dune buggy in the garage, but something went wrong when he turned the ignition, sparking the blaze.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28642">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502monkton-fire-leaves-five-homeless-damages-trailer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton dune buggy Featured fire Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:08:04 +0000 Zach Despart 28642 at http://addisonindependent.com Fire engulfs Cornwall barn, but no animals injured http://addisonindependent.com/201501fire-engulfs-cornwall-barn-no-animals-injured <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> CORNWALL &mdash; A barn off West Street in Cornwall that was used to house heifers and to store hay was destroyed by a fire during the evening of Thursday, Jan. 29.</p> <p> Cornwall Fire Chief Dennis Rheaume suspects sparks from a torch used to thaw out some frozen water pipes triggered the fire at the barn, owned by Randy Quesnel. The barn was empty of animals at the time but contained approximately 100 round bales of dry, good-quality hay, according to Rheaume.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28301">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501fire-engulfs-cornwall-barn-no-animals-injured" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cornwall Cornwall fire Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:13:32 +0000 John Flowers 28301 at http://addisonindependent.com Fire strikes Middlebury home; no injuries reported http://addisonindependent.com/201501fire-strikes-middlebury-home-no-injuries-reported <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28074" style="width: 152px;"><a href="/201501fire-strikes-middlebury-home-no-injuries-reported"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/HouseFire1172.thumbnail.jpg" alt="HouseFire1172.jpg" title="HouseFire1172.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="152" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FIRE CONSUMES THE garage and some of the main house at 14 Brookside Drive in Middlebury Sunday evening while firefighters are pelted with freezing rain and snow. Firefighters from four local departments responded; no one was hurt in the blaze, which caused extensive damage. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury Fire Chief David Shaw believes it was the improper disposal of some woodstove ashes that caused a blaze that did significant damage to a home at 14 Brookside Drive in Middlebury during the evening of Sunday, Jan. 18.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28075">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501fire-strikes-middlebury-home-no-injuries-reported" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured fire Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:52:43 +0000 John Flowers 28075 at http://addisonindependent.com Vergennes house fire leaves six homeless http://addisonindependent.com/201501vergennes-house-fire-leaves-six-homeless <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27916" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201501vergennes-house-fire-leaves-six-homeless"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/HouseFire9062.thumbnail.jpg" alt="HouseFire9062.jpg" title="HouseFire9062.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED A house fire for seven hours in sub-zero temperatures last Thursday on White Street in Vergennes. The blaze left six residents without a home. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes firefighters and members of three other departments spent seven hours starting just after 1 a.m. on Thursday morning fighting a blaze that gutted most of a three-unit apartment building at 17-19 White St.</p> <p> No one was reported to be hurt, but property damage was extensive. The Red Cross was on scene Thursday, meeting with the six people who lost their homes in the fire and providing financial assistance for food, clothing, shoes, seasonal garments and lodging.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27917">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501vergennes-house-fire-leaves-six-homeless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured fire vergennes White Street Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:51:28 +0000 Zach Despart 27917 at http://addisonindependent.com Fire destroys Weybridge barn http://addisonindependent.com/201412fire-destroys-weybridge-barn <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> WEYBRIDGE &mdash; Around 20 Weybridge and New Haven firefighters responded to a blaze Monday morning that destroyed a horse barn at 1572 Quaker Village Road.</p> <p> Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 9 a.m., according to Weybridge Fire Chief Bill Sinks. By then the barn was fully involved.</p> <p> &ldquo;There was nothing we could really do to save the building,&rdquo; Sinks said of the roughly 30-foot-by-40-foot structure. He identified the owner as Cindy Strate.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27702">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412fire-destroys-weybridge-barn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weybridge barn fire Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:58:47 +0000 Zach Despart 27702 at http://addisonindependent.com Weybridge barn destroyed by fire http://addisonindependent.com/201412weybridge-barn-destroyed-fire <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent Staff </div> </div> </div> <p> WEYBRIDGE &mdash; Around 20 Weybridge and New Haven firefighters responded to a blaze this morning that destroyed a horse barn at 1572 Quaker Village Road.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 9 a.m., according to Weybridge Fire Chief Bill Sinks. By then, the barn was fully involved.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> &ldquo;There was nothing we could really do to save the building,&rdquo; Sinks said of the roughly 30-foot-by-40-foot structure. He identified the owner as Cindy Strate.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27633">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412weybridge-barn-destroyed-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weybridge fire firefighters horse barn New Haven weybridge Mon, 29 Dec 2014 20:53:20 +0000 John Flowers 27633 at http://addisonindependent.com Four families homeless after Seymour Street fire in Middlebury http://addisonindependent.com/201411four-families-homeless-after-seymour-street-fire-middlebury <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26969" style="width: 92px;"><a href="/201411four-families-homeless-after-seymour-street-fire-middlebury"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Seymour St. fire Nov. 15.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Seymour St. fire Nov. 15.jpg" title="Seymour St. fire Nov. 15.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="92" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY FIREFIGHTERS HAD a difficult time bringing this fire at a Seymour Street home under control on Saturday evening. But ultimately they snuffed it out. No one was injured, but four families were left without homes. Photo by Marilyn O&#039;Keefe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Four Middlebury families were left without housing this past Saturday evening when a fire that authorities believe was caused by a space heater did substantial damage to an apartment building at 36 Seymour St.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26968">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411four-families-homeless-after-seymour-street-fire-middlebury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury fire Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:20:39 +0000 John Flowers 26968 at http://addisonindependent.com Early morning blaze destroys barn in New Haven http://addisonindependent.com/201409early-morning-blaze-destroys-barn-new-haven <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25868" style="width: 133px;"><a href="/201409early-morning-blaze-destroys-barn-new-haven"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/IMG_2027.thumbnail.JPG" alt="IMG_2027.JPG" title="IMG_2027.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="133" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS POUR water onto a blaze that destroyed a barn at the Rail View Dairy in New Haven on Tuesday morning. Independent photo/Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; An early Tuesday morning blaze destroyed a barn on Daniels Road in New Haven.</span></p> <p> Dozens of firefighters from at least five area departments responded to the blaze, which occurred at the Livingston family&rsquo;s Rail View Dairy Farm. Billowing smoke could be seen from New Haven Junction, half a mile to the east.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25867">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409early-morning-blaze-destroys-barn-new-haven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven barn fire Livingston New Haven Rail View Dairy Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:28:50 +0000 Zach Despart 25867 at http://addisonindependent.com Cops investigate suspicious blaze in Monkton http://addisonindependent.com/201409cops-investigate-suspicious-blaze-monkton <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MONKTON &mdash; Police are looking for information on what started a fire that destroyed a Monkton home this past Wednesday evening.</span></p> <p> The Monkton Volunteer and Bristol fire departments&nbsp; responded to a structure fire at 1226 Hardscrabble Road in Monkton at just before 6 p.m. on Sept. 3. When firefighters arrived on scene the entire structure was fully engulfed in flames.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25459">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409cops-investigate-suspicious-blaze-monkton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton fire Vermont State Police Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:00:48 +0000 Zach Despart 25459 at http://addisonindependent.com Salisbury fire displaces residents http://addisonindependent.com/201408salisbury-fire-displaces-residents <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Mary Langworthy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">SALISBURY &mdash; Fire crews from four area departments responded to a blaze at a home off Lower Plains Road in Salisbury this past Wednesday morning.</span></p> <p> The fire, which began around 10:30 a.m., was extinguished by two dozen firefighters from Salisbury, Middlebury, Weybridge and Cornwall.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24937">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408salisbury-fire-displaces-residents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Salisbury Featured fire Salisbury Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:05:59 +0000 Zach Despart 24937 at http://addisonindependent.com Double-wide home burns in Monkton http://addisonindependent.com/201406double-wide-home-burns-monkton <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MONKTON &mdash; A home on State&rsquo;s Prison Hollow Road in Monkton burned to the ground on Tuesday, June 24. The owners, Daniel and Anne Coolidge, were home when the fire started around 8:15 p.m. and promptly called 911, but firefighters were unable to save the structure.</p> <p> &ldquo;It was involved up and into the ceiling and roof area,&rdquo; Monkton Fire Chief David Layn said. &ldquo;It was not safe to get someone up there to ventilate.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24211">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406double-wide-home-burns-monkton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton fire Monkton Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:17:28 +0000 Mary Langworthy 24211 at http://addisonindependent.com