Lincolnville — The Lincolnville Fire Department reported the following from Sept. 26 to Nov. 2:
3:23 p.m. — Fuel spill Lincolnville Center. We responded, spread some speedy dry and then cleaned it up. It went well.
12:18 p.m. — Structure fire on Robbins Road in Hope. We returned almost before we left. Those Hope firemen are good. Very good.
Fire alarm Atlantic Highway near the beach. No fire was found, but the alarm worked well.
4 p.m. — Structure fire, Chestnut Street in Camden, the U.S. Post Office. We were returned quickly. Rumor has it an overheated light ballast was the cause of all the commotion. Those Camden firemen are good. Very good. Almost as good as the Hope firemen.
12:14 p.m. — Car fire, Atlantic Highway, near the U.S. Post Office. A full and thorough investigation revealed a hot brake on the car. No fire, just a really bad smell. Postal places can be busy places at times.
6:25 a.m. — Fire alarm on the Vancycle Road. No issues were found.
4:40 p.m. — Structure fire, Church Street in Hope. We did get three trucks out of the station and well on our way. Then Chief Clarence [Keller] called and told us to go home. He’s like that. Rumor has it (we love rumors) that this was a stove pipe issue that could have become a really serious problem.
9:39 a.m. — Alarm off Atlantic Highway. No fire was found. No smoke. Nothing. We returned to the station.
11:52 a.m. — Alarm at Harbor Drive. There was some detector maintenance happening. The detectors worked great.
5:56 p.m. — Fire alarm at the Lincolnville school. Upon arrival our quick observational skills picked up on water. A lot of water flowing from a sprinkler in the kiln room. It seems the kiln room overheated causing the sprinkler to go off. Water flow was stopped as quick as possible. Sprinklers are a fireman’s best friend ... next to our faithful Dalmatian puppy. His name is Sparky. Or Spot. We can never remember.
3:25 p.m. — Tree in the road on Slab City Road. The tree was removed from the road. Seems easy enough.
6:32 p.m. — Fire alarm on Harbor Drive. It was determined to be a cooking error. This is a polite way of saying “Order pizza, dinner is toast.”
Be careful, be safe and when in doubt call us out.
The Camden Herald editor Kim Lincoln has worked for Courier Publications since 2003.
During her time with the company she has worked for each of the three newspapers, The Courier-Gazette, The Camden Herald and The Republican Journal.
When she is not in the newsroom, Kim likes to be outside, whether it be gardening, swimming, hiking or just enjoying the sunshine.
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