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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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Second Alarm Building Fire in Laconia
September 4, 2021

The Laconia Fire Department, along with Gilford and Belmont Fire Departments, was alerted at 11:49 of a building fire at 47 Saint Catherine Street. 8C1 (Carrier) arrived at 11:54 and reported a working fire in the living room of a 1 an a half story wood frame dwelling and recommended a second alarm. Laconia's 13 Engine 1 immediately called for the second alarm. Meredith's 14 Engine 1 responded as part of the second alarm assignment and assisted with salvage and overhaul. Additional mutual aid companies included Titon-Northfield, Franklin, Sanbornton, Holderness, and Stewarts Ambulance.

Meredith companies were in service at 13:23.

Meredith Crews Respond to Lawn Mower Rollover
June 16, 2021

Meredith crews were alerted at 16:34 of a riding lawn mower accident at 25 Patricia Drive. Initial reports were of an elderly male that had gone down an embankment and had been thrown from the mower as it rolled over. 14 Rescue 1 arrived on scene and confirmed the report. Stewarts Ambulance personnel evaluated the subject for injury and transported him to Laconia Hospital with minor injuries. 14 Rescue 1 personnel checked for hazards and assisted with retrieving the mower before returning to service.

Meredith companies were in service at 17:01.

Companies on Scene: 14 Rescue 1, 45 Ambulance 3

Meredith Assists Laconia with Multiple Calls for Gas Odor in the Building
June 16, 2021

The Laconia Fire Department requested mutual aid to the City as calls for an odor of natural gas in the building began to flood into the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Communications Center. 14C1 (Jones) and 14 Engine 1 responded to the City to assist. Meredith companies were first sent to 126 New Salem Street at the Laconia Police station. An odor was present but meters designed to detect natural gas did not pick up any trace of natural gas. Shortly after, Meredith companies were sent to Laconia Hospital at 80 Highland Street for a similar report. Once again, no gas was detected. Meredith companies were then sent to the Taylor Home at 435 Union Avenue for on odor of gas in the building with the same result.

The cause of the odor was explained by Liberty Utilities that too much of the chemical that gives natural gas it's odor (mercaptan) had been added to the system. Mercaptan, also known as methyl mercaptan or methanethiol, is added as natural gas is odorless. Over 55 calls for a gas odor were handled in the City by Laconia and mutual aid departments

Meredith companies were in service at 19:02.

Second Alarm Building Fire in Laconia
May 30, 2021

The Laconia Fire Department was notified at 23:14 of a building fire at 180 Union Avenue. Laconia companies were on scene immediately as they were nearby returning from a prior incident. 13 Engine 2 reported heavy smoke from the street side of the building and requested a second alarm. Meredith's 14 Engine 1 responded to the scene as part of the second alarm assignment while 14 Tower 1 was assigned to cover Laconia's Central station. 14 Engine 1's crew performed a secondary search of the building, along with crews from Belmont and Tilton-Northfield Fire Departments, while Laconia crews checked for extension. Additional mutual aid companies performed salvage and overhaul operations. 14 Engine 1 was released from the scene at 0:44.

14 Tower 1 returned to service at 3:19.

Meredith Assists at Three Alarm Building Fire in Plymouth
May 23, 2021

The Plymouth Fire Department was notified at 0:19 of a building fire at 63 Pleasant Street. Plymouth's 18 Engine 3 arrived at 0:19 and reported that an attached garage with a vehicle inside was burning. The fire was also beginning to extend into the residence. A second alarm was requested. At 0:51, command requested a third alarm with a special request for 14 Rescue 1 to the scene. 14 Rescue 1's crew assisted with salvage and overhaul.

All Meredith companies were in service at 4:02.

Meredith To Scene of Second Alarm Building Fire in Thornton
April 26, 2021

The Campton-Thornton Fire Department was alerted at 2:15 of a building fire at 16 Rocky Hill Road in Thornton. The reporting party stated that a barn and camper were burning. 35C1 responded and reported a glow in the sky and requested a first alarm. When 35C1 arrived on scene, he advised of heavy fire from the second floor of a 60' x 40' barn and requested a second alarm. As part of the second alarm, Meredith's 14 Engine 4 was assigned to provide coverage at Campton-Thornton Station 1 on NH Route 49. At 3:19, 14 Engine 4 Engine 4 was diverted to the scene per command to supplement the water supply to fight the blaze. The fire was declared under control at 4:06. Command released 14 Engine 4 at 4:12.

All Meredith companies were in service at 5:34.

Meredith Assists at Second Alarm Building Fire in Laconia
April 22, 2021

Laconia, Gilford, and Belmont were notified at 11:08 of a building fire at 728 Union Avenue. 13C1 arrived on scene at 11:11 and advised of heavy smoke showing from a 2 1/2 story multi-family dwelling and requested a second alarm. Meredith's 14 Engine 1 went to the scene as part of the second alarm. Reports of occupants trapped in one of the apartments was unfounded as all searches were negative.

Laconia crews quickly knocked down on the fire. 14 Engine 1's crew assisted with salvage and overhaul.

All Meredith companies were in service at 13:47.


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2021 Monthly Runs
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Updated
10/01/2021
Run Totals
2020 491
2019 448
2018 480
2017 474
2016 467
2015 414
2014 389
2013 445
2012 395
2011 384
2010 339

Meredith Fire Department 286 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253 (603) 279-6061
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