Fierce fire in Stanstead Town­ship

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Staff, Stanstead Town­ship

Afire com­pletely de­stroyed in min­utes a log home on alli res Road in Stanstead Town­ship late Mon­day af­ter­noon. Al­most at the end of the Town­ship’s ter­ri­tory, com­pletely in­ac­ces­si­ble to fire trucks, on top of a small wind­ing road, the house was im­pos­si­ble to save. “Even dur­ing the sum­mer, one of our trucks would have had trou­ble reach­ing it”, said a fire­man. We can vouch that a small pickup seen on the site yes­ter­day was only able to reach the mid­dle of the road.

Truck­load af­ter truck­load of wa­ter had to be fetched kilo­me­ters away to feed the ef­forts of the Town­ship’s fire­fight­ers who were joined by their Stanstead and Ayer’s Cliff col­leagues to no avail.

The blaze was in­tense as this pic­ture taken trough branches and trees, over one hun­dred me­ters away, shows.

Wa­ter tanks were be­ing emp­tied one af­ter the other.

Stanstead Town­ship Fire Chief, Brian Rowry, con­fer­ring with his col­leagues.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

A fire­man slightly hurt him­self dur­ing the fire.

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