Lincolnville Fire Department

Captain's log

Jul 11, 2017

The Lincolnville Fire Department reported the following from May 16 to July 6:

Greetings LFD followers, grab a cool and refreshing beverage and read on.

May 16

4:27 p.m. — A small grass fire on Martin Corner Road. This was on a south facing side hill and the fire was starting roll along when we arrived. The fire was handily put out by 5 or 6 back pumps.

May 21

12:51 p.m. — Mutual aid woods fire on the Lincolnville Road in Belmont. Belmont Fire had it pretty much out when we got there. We sprayed a little water around and rubbed some soot on our faces to make it look like we did something. Sandwiches were not served. We asked, Chief Ron said no.

May 31

12:44 p.m. — Tree across Heal Road. The tree took down the power lines. Due to our extensive “No line is safe to touch...evah!” training, we coned it off and left it up to the power line professionals.

June 2

8:03 p.m. — Fire alarm on Alexander Drive. All was well.

9:13 a.m. — Mutual aid truck fire in Northport. A box truck was on fire. This particular truck will no longer be delivering newspapers and magazines.

June 13

6:04 p.m. — A utility trailer with smoke showing on Atlantic Highway. This call made us look really good as we were having our monthly meeting at the Beach Station. Our response time was lickity split quick. Smoldering wood was found inside the trailer and there was minimal damage.

June 16

11:13 a.m. — Mutual aid structure fire, Chestnut Street in Camden. We were canceled en route.

6:37 p.m. — Vehicle rollover, on its roof with three occupants. The occupants had self extricated before we arrived. There were no injuries.

June 23

10:39 p.m. — Called out for a road hazard at Lincolnville Beach. Sometimes during a really high tide the Beach area floods. This was one of those times. Assistant Chief Don showed up, did some quick tide calculations and told those concerned that the water would soon be heading out to sea. All was well.

June 27

7 p.m. — Tree on fire on High Street. Lightning had lit a really tall pine tree on fire. Due to the torrential downpour at the time, the fire self extinguished.

7:11 p.m. — Fire alarm on Harbor Drive. It was determined to be a cooking situation. We did not stay for dinner.

June 28

6:22 p.m. — Lighting strike on a house on Beveridge Road. This was the real deal. Luckily there was no fire but there was plenty of damage from the strike.

July 3

2:21 a.m. — Early wake up call for a tree in the road on Camden Road.

July 4

11:12 a.m.— Smoke investigation near Youngtown Corner. We showed up, investigated and determined things to be a permitted burn.

2:03 p.m.  — Tree in the road on Moody Mountain Road. No wires were involved, the tree was cut up and we looked great doing it.

July 5

1:24 p.m. — Three-car accident on Atlantic Highway. One person was transported by the medically trained people of Northeast Ambulance. Us non-medically trained firefighters directed traffic and worked on our tans.

July 6

12:30 p.m. — Smoke investigation on Route 1 North. After some riding around, some talking and some more riding around it was determined to be a permitted burn in Northport.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Donald Mills | Jul 12, 2017 20:42

Thanks, Kim. The guy has a great sense of humor. I hope he is around for a while.

Don Mills



Posted by: Kim Lincoln | Jul 12, 2017 13:20

These are written and submitted by Mike Eugley of the Lincolnville Fire Department. Glad you enjoy them as much as we love running them. Kim Lincoln — editor, The Camden Herald.



Posted by: Donald Mills | Jul 12, 2017 08:25

Whoever the writer is of the "Captain's Log" for the Lincolnville Fire Department, he or she deserves a medal, or at least monthly coffee and donuts while they are writing this little gem. There is humor where it is appropriate, and seriousness when the news is not of the best. It is refreshing to read, and much anticipated by this reader. I would hate to miss one of these as a bright note to my day at the shop.

Don Mills



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