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St Johns Place Fire
   photo by Chief Edward Karl
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 
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A call of smoke from a structure came in around 0930 hours on St Johns Place. Firefighters could see smoke on Pine Street while heading to the scene. Assistant Chief Jack Hennessey confirmed structure fire. The structure was a detached 7 bay garage. The fire was located in an end bay. The flames had completely demolished the garage door before emergency services had arrived. No one was injured during the fire.

 
Firefighter Paul Wilson drove the first apparatus on scene, while Captain Rob Petrone completed the size up. Firefighter Kevin Vetti pulled the first line with assistance of Firefighter Mike Sasser. Lieutenant Don Gesualdi and Captain Eugene Tiani arrived on the second due apparatus and quickly went to work. Firefighter Dave DiPanni and Firefighter Mike Sasser vented the roof.
 
The main body of the fire was out within ten minutes and firefighters then opened the other bays to see the extension of the fire. The fire was contained to only the one, end bay.
 
Cause is still to be determined by Fire Marshal Fred Baker and the office of the State Fire Marshal.