August 30, 2016

Dispatches from the Fire Dept.

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Observer photos courtesy of the Williston Fire Department Firefighters quickly extinguished a car fire that occurred off of James Brown Drive on Aug. 18.

Observer photos courtesy of the Williston Fire Department
Firefighters quickly extinguished a car fire that occurred off of James Brown Drive on Aug. 18.

Early morning fire causes damage to Allen Brook

On Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 4:38 a.m., the Williston Fire Department was alerted to a fire alarm at the Allen Brook School off Talcott Road. Firefighters arrived within two minutes to find smoke in the building, the Fire Department said. The crew from Engine 3 and Rescue 2 extinguished a fire in a common space within a classroom area. The fire originated in a residential style fan unit, which extended to flooring, but not to nearby combustibles, the Department said in a release on social media. [Read more…]

Federal experts partner with Vermont police for Labor Day checkpoints

By Scott Davidson

Special to the Observer

In 2015, our nation lost over 35,000 lives on our roadways — 57 of those were in Vermont. Impairment by alcohol, drugs or both were a contributing factor in almost half of last year’s fatal crashes in Vermont. [Read more…]