Fire department helps town dispose of old barn
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.
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.