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Busy day for Rockport Fire Department

Six calls in six hours
By Gabriel Blodgett | Jul 03, 2019
Courtesy of: Rockport Fire Department A microwave fire on Mechanic Street was the first of six incidents the Rockport Fire Department responded to over the course of six hours July 2.

Rockport — July 2 was a busy day for the Rockport Fire Department, as firefighters responded to six calls over the course of six hours. Fire Chief Jason Peasley said he is, “hoping we got them all out of the way so we don’t have anything to do until Monday.”

Of the six, three were related to thunderstorms that passed through the area in the afternoon. Those included a tree falling and taking down electric wires to a house on Park Street and another tree falling on wires on Beech Hill Road, resulting in sparks. Firefighters was also called in response to utility issues at 316 Beech Hill Road.

Peasley said Central Maine Power was able to address all of the electrical issues, including reattaching the wires to the Park Street home.

Other incidents included a microwave fire on Mechanic Street resulting from an exploding Pyrex dish and a faulty computer smoking in the offices of Plants Unlimited on Commercial Street. The run of calls finished with a carbon monoxide alarm on Cricket Lane.

There were no injuries resulting from any of the incidents.

In a Facebook post, the department emphasized the importance of pulling over and stopping to allow emergency vehicles to pass, given the increase in holiday traffic.


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Comments (1)
Posted by: Chris Whytock | Jul 05, 2019 10:50

Some of the best firefighters around!

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