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Outside Fire - Foot of High Street, Chestertown

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2:03 pm, the Chestertown VFC was dispatched to the Foot of High Street by the Town Dock for an Outside Fire. The caller was reporting mulch on fire at that location.

Units arrived to find multiple spots of mulch burning in different areas. We initially used water to begin extinguishing the fire. Upon closer inspection, it appeared the cause might have been electrical, related to outdoor lighting in the area. We then switched to dry chemical fire extinguishers, appropriate for use when fire is involving or close to energized electrical equipment. With the assistance of Town of Chestertown employees, electric service to the lights was turned off. After ensuring the fire was out, the incident was turned over to the Town of Chestertown for mitigation and repairs.

Photographs by Dominick Pisapia, Galena VFC and the Chestertown VFC. Media may use photographs.


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