Fire depart­ment helps town dis­pose of old barn

Record Observer - - News -

QUEEN­STOWN — On Satur­day, Feb. 11, the Queen­stown Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment held a con­trolled burn of the old red barn on Old Wharf Lane in Queen­stown.

Ac­cord­ing to the Queen­stown town news­let­ter, “The barn has been in dis­re­pair for quite some time and has been an at­trac­tion for ro­dents and af­ter-hours il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties. The prop­erty own­ers have been will­ing to work with the Town in rem­e­dy­ing the sit­u­a­tion and their co­op­er­a­tion is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.”

Res­i­dents on Old Wharf Lane and the ad­ja­cent streets came out to ob­serve the blaze, which also served as a train­ing op­por­tu­nity for fire­fight­ers. One res­i­dent, who de­clined to give his name, said he was pleased to see the build­ing come down. He also re­it­er­ated the town’s po­si­tion that the build­ing was un­safe, es­pe­cially if some­one de­cided to ex­plore the in­side.

PHOTOS BY HAN­NAH COMBS

Fire­fight­ers from Queen­stown Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment as­sist the town with the re­moval of an aban­doned barn.

First As­sis­tant Chief Lon­nie An­thony as­sists an­other vol­un­teer mem­ber on the hose line.

Queen­stown Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment fire­fighter Don­nie Clark knocks down the fire dur­ing a con­trolled burn on Old Wharf Lane on Satur­day, Feb. 4.

Fire­fight­ers from Queen­stown Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment work a con­trolled burn at Old Wharf Lane.

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