Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fireground Longmeadow Dr. Amherst

Amherst FD Engine 2
AFD Chief Nelson inspecting the damages

Amherst's Engine 2, a Quint, was put into service again for the second time in 36 hours around 9:00 AM this morning to put down a fire at Butternut Farm in South Amherst, owned by HAP Housing, a subsidized housing development that just opened in mid June.

All town pumpers and the heavy duty ladder truck showed up at the scene as well as FD crews from Hadley, South Hadley and Northampton (who provided back up coverage at Central and North stations) and the Amherst Police Department. No injuries were reported.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any truth to the fact that HAP did not have an on site manager there to reset everything? It is something the Orchard Valley neighborhood wanted and HAP said they would provide.

Anonymous said...

Any truth to the rumor as to what caused this fire?

Gotta love welfare people...

LarryK4 said...

According to this morning's venerable Daily Hampshire Gazette a hair dryer that had been left on when the power went out came back to life when the power came back on while laying on a bed.

Anonymous said...

My understanding was that the abliance left on was a curling iron. This makes more sense than a hair dryer as the latter shouldn't have the ability to heat a matterss to thepoint of ignition