Burning chair brings firefighters, police

By Daniel Dunkle | Jul 11, 2014
Photo by: Daniel Dunkle Rockland Fire and Emergency Medical Services responds July 10 to a report of burning furniture on Fulton Street in Rockland's South End.

Rockland — Two city men were arrested for violating their probation after Rockland Police and firefighters responded to a report of burning furniture on Fulton Street July 10.

Rockland Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to 5 Fulton St. in the South End at about 4 p.m. to find a chair burning outside the residence. Acting Fire Chief Adam Miceli said no one was injured and the fire did not spread to surrounding buildings.

He said the resident reported he was trying to burn some bees and caught the chair on fire. Miceli noted it is not legal to burn furniture of that nature, and any burn would require a permit.

Police also responded and arrested Roy Allen, 46, of Rockland and Karl V. Copeland, 56, of Rockland on probation violations.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Russell Garfield York | Jul 11, 2014 17:46

if you live in rockland look at your tax bill and you can answer your question

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Jul 11, 2014 12:52

Did they ever hear tell of wasp spray?  I suppose the cost of such spray would cut into their drinking funds. Wonder what it costs to roll three fire trucks, a rescue vehicle, an ambulance and a police cruiser because these two don't know how to act responsibly.

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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.

Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast since 1998.


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