Meredith Fire Department personnel were notified at 13:41 of a motor vehicle accident on NH Route 25 at the intersection of Keyser Road. While companies were en route to the scene, additional information was received that three vehicle were involved and one vehicle had an occupant that was trapped. The crew of 14 Rescue went to work with hydraulic tools and quickly freed the occupant. All vehicle occupants were evaluated by EMS and it was quickly determined no one required transport to the hospital. With extrication complete, personnel secured vehicle power, contained fluid leaks, and cleared debris from the roadway. Companies remained on scene until the vehicles were removed. Companies were in service at 14:10
Companies on scene: 14 Rescue 1
Meredith Assists At Moultonborough First Alarm Structure Fire
June 17, 2016
Meredith companies responded at 20:49 to a first alarm structure fire at 18 Captains Walk in Moultonborough. Moultonborough command reported a large, well involved 2 and one half story lakefront dwelling and requested fire boats from Meredith, Gilford, and Tuftonboro in addition to the first alarm assignment. Meredith personnel assisted with fire suppression and water supply from both companies. Meredith companies were placed in service the next morning at 1:56
Meredith Companies on scene: 14 Tanker 5, 14 Boat 1
Automatic Aid to Center Harbor
April 17, 2016
Center Harbor and Meredith personnel were alerted at 18:54 to a structure fire at 22 Bartlett Hill Road in Center Harbor. 14C1 (Jones) arrived on scene at 18:58 and reported heavy smoke from a 40 foot by 50 foot two story wood frame building with fire from the first floor. 5C1 (Manville) then requested a first alarm. The first alarm brought engine companies from Moultonborough, Holderness, Laconia, New Hampton, and Ashland to the scene. Sandwich provided a cover truck at the Meredith Downtown station for both Meredith and Center Harbor This was due to a large number of incidents occurring in the Lakes Region Mutual Aid system where resources of several area departments were committed. All companies were placed in service at 20:14
Meredith personnel were alerted at 12:44 to a report of a brush fire on NH Route 25 in the area of Keyser Road. 14C9 (Cornelissen) arrived on scene and advised of an approximate 100' x 100' area burning and fire was spreading at a moderate rate. He also reported a second fire approximately 100 yards away nearly identical in size. Center Harbor companies were requested to the scene at 12:49. The fire continued to spread and a first alarm was requested at 12:54. In addition to Center Harbor, this first alarm brought crews from Laconia and Moultonborough to the scene. Holderness and Bristol provided cover trucks for both Meredith stations. At 13:47, Meredith command advised the fire had been contained and placed the incident under control. Companies remained on scene until 15:57.
The fire burned approximately six acres and the cause remains under investigation.
As of March 7, 2016, a written fire permit must be obtained for any open burning without adequate snow cover anywhere in the Town of Meredith. Snow cover must be present for a 100 foot radius around the area you intend to burn in. Permits can be obtained at the following locations during normal business hours:
Meredith Fire Department - 286 Daniel Webster Highway