Monday, February 27, 2012
Water tower collapse and tree through local home keep firefighters on their toes.
After a relatively quiet few months by comparison for the Wilmington Fire Department, it was a busy weekend for firefighters. In case you missed any of the action, we provide you with a recap of the events of the last three days. On Friday at about 6 p.m., firefighters received several 911 calls from residents in the area of 60 Jonspin Road reporting a loud noise coming from the industrial road behind their homes. The noise was the collapse of a water tank behind P.J. Dionne, which left massive damage in the area. Residents on Blueberry Lane were evacuated from their homes for about 15 minutes because of an ensuing gas leak, and work at the site continued past midnight. “Fortunately, by a stroke of luck, there was no significant damage to …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Wilmington Fire Lt. Rick McClellan took this photograph from the ladder above the Nichols Street home damaged on Saturday.
On Saturday afternoon, a Nichols Street family's home was left significantly damaged when gusts of wind snapped a tree onto the roof. The tree caused so much damage in the roof that the family was unable to sleep at the home on Saturday night. There was also a broken window, a smashed wooden fence and siding ripped off the home. At the scene was Wilmington Fire Lt. Rick McClellan, who sent along this photo taken from above the home in the bucket of one of the fire trucks.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
No injuries reported in Saturday afternoon incident.
Wilmington Fire Department members were called to 137 Nichols Street on Saturday afternoon after high winds snapped a large tree and sent it through the roof of a nearby home. "There was pretty significant damage," said Lt. Rick McClellan. "Luckily no one was hurt. The insurance company has been notified and the Building Department will have to head over there on Monday." The call came in around 2 p.m., as winds rolled through the area and gusted throughout the afternoon. Because of windy conditions, the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory throughout the area that lasts until 1 a.m. Sunday morning. McClellan said this is the most significant damage to a home caused by downed trees he can think of in recent years. "Even with the…