Units responding for fire in Paddock Lake

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 8:21 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a possible fire in Paddock Lake.

Per dispatch: A caller has reported that the fire appeared to be on the lake at approximately 6900 block of 246th Avenue.

UPDATE 8:28 p.m. — Salem F/R unit on the scene reports that fire is a backyard bonfire near 67th Street and 243rd Avenue. Most units returning┬áto quarters.

UPDATE 8:39 p.m. — Fire extinguished; all remaining units returning to quarters.

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  1. Why? says:

    All those trucks, (there was more than one), the man power, the sirens and hurry up and get there, ALL for a Bon fire? While I understand the departments mindset to just go and get there, I am constantly curious about the people who call these things in without getting close enough to know what their seeing.

    How many times have we seen and heard the trucks racing to the smoke to find out it’s a “controlled burn”? Somebody burning grass in a field in the spring. And now someone seeing a fire behind a house and just picking up the phone before they take a step out the door and go look at it. God forbid someone is hurt or worse as these trucks race to one of these “I don’t know what’s on fire but you better hurry” calls.

    Thanks goes out the the firefighters for putting out this stupid bonfire. Hope the property owner also received a $500 ticket for no burn permit!

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