Fire log 9/25/08

Sept. 25, 2008

Fire in house

On Sept. 2, a fire was reported inside a residence on White Birch Lane at 2:46 p.m. A child in the house threw a match into a wastebasket, which ignited the contents as flames spread up the walls. According to the fire report, several posters were burned and the child quickly threw water on the flames to extinguish the blaze before calling 911. The fire department responded with Cars 1 and 3, Engines 2 and 3, Tower 1 and Hazmat 1, along with 11 firefighters. The responders extinguished the rest of the fire and there were no injuries.

Car accident

A four-door vehicle collided with a Subaru Legacy on Interstate 89 north on Sept. 5 at 8:24 p.m. The accident occurred just north of exit 12. Firefighters responded and disconnected the battery to the Subaru after the accident. The driver of the Subaru was transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care by South Burlington rescue. Engine 3, Hazmat 1 and Car 2 responded along with six firefighters.

Recruitment drive continues

The Williston Fire Department’s recruitment drive continues this week. Any resident interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or EMT can stop by the station on Route 2 to meet firefighters and staff. Chief Ken Morton said individuals that join the department would be trained as EMTs, firefighters or both, and be paid for their time. The recruitment drive ends on Oct. 15. Call the Fire Department at 878-5622 for more information.