August 2003


Sunday, August 31, 2003

01214)06:37 PM-W/F-East Belfast, ME-Searsport Ave @ "Ricky Craven Motorsports North" store. A single story commercial building, owned by NASCAR driver Ricky Craven, was gutted by heavy fire. M/A responded from Belmont, Searsport and Morrill.

01213)02:00 AM-ACW-Rochester, NH-Rochester Fairgrounds. Large motor home exploded and heavily involved on arrival, cause of the fire is under investigation.


Saturday, August 30, 2003

01212)8:35 PM-W/F-Harrisville, NH-Route 137 near Hancock town line. Mobile home fire, M/A responded

01211)8:30 PM-Boat Accident-Milo, ME-Sebec River. Female drowned in the river after falling from a boat following a collision with a 2nd boat, Maine game wardens are investigating.

01210)8:04 PM-Industrial Accident-Newington, NH-Sprague Energy facility on River Rd. Male subject became trapped under some gypsum in the cargo hold of a ship (M.V. Pioneer) making a delivery to the terminal. The worker was a fatality, his body was recovered after 6 1/2 hours. FF's from Newington, Portsmouth and Pease assisted crew members digging him out, as well as technical rescue workers from Newburyport, MA responded. Dover and Hampton FD's for coverage.

01209)7:18 PM-3rd.AL-Gorham, ME-771 Gray Rd. Heavy smoke from basement of occupied 3-story apartment building on arrival, extended to walls. M/A from Windham, Westbrook, Scarborough, and Buxton.

01208)7:00 PM-W/F-Liberty, ME-Route 73. A permitted brush fire got out of control and burned a small barn. M/A responded from Montville and Searsmont.

01207)2:30 PM-W/F-Webster, NH-710 Plains Rd. Partition fire in a building, quickly knocked down

01206)4:00 AM-W/F+-Norridgewock, ME-Main St. Fire in a laundromat spread to a hair salon and an antique store in the downtown area. Six departments responded mutual aid.


Friday, August 29, 2003

01205)Overnight-W/F-Parsonsfield, ME-Route 25 @ Parsonsfield Post Office. Fire at rear of the building extended to eves, Kezar Falls FD responded and had the fire under control within 2 hours.

01204)5:40 PM-MVA-Louden, NH-Junction of Ricker Rd & Chichester Rd. Jaws used for extrication, M/A ambulance responded

01203)2:35 PM-W/F-Mont Vernon, NH-36 Third St. Mobile Home fully involved, M/A tankers responded


Thursday, August 28, 2003

01202)EVENING-MVA-Naples, ME-Route 114 & Burnell Rd. Car ran off road, hit a tree and plunged down an embankment. A male passenger was fatally injured, operator had minor injuries. Cumberland County SO is investigating.

01201)3:30 PM-W/F-Hollis, ME-173 Saco St. A garage fully involved, M/A responded from Buxton

01200)08:30 AM-ATV Accident-Norway, ME-Dunn Rd. 75 y/o male accidently run over by his wife who was backing an ATV, he was transported by Lifeflight to CMMC where he was pronounced dead. His wife was also injured and transported to Stephens Memorial Hospital, unknown condition.


Wednesday, August 27, 2003


Tuesday, August 26, 2003

01199)11:33 PM-2nd.AL-Littleton, NH-Sampson Rd. Building fire, heavy smoke from 2nd floor on arrival, became well involved and defensive mode. 1 firefighter injured and transported to hospital, M/A responded from several towns

01198)11:00 PM-MVA-Madison, NH-East Madison Rd. Vehicle rolled on side, with entrapment, jaws used.

01197)12:10 PM-W/F-Wells, ME-346 Bald Hill Rd at the Sunny Acres Farm Stand. A basement fire extended to upper floors of a small house, M/A from North Berwick and Sanford assisted.

01196)00:45 AM-W/F-Winchester, NH-Kapper Dr. A garage fully involved, M/A responded to the scene


Monday, August 25, 2003

01195)9:50 PM-W/F-Waterboro, ME-21 Blair Dr off Rt 5 at Victoria Trailer Park. A mobile home fire, smoke showing on arrival. M/A responded

01194)07:50 AM-MVA-Wells, ME-I-95, Maine Turnpike, Mile 17 Northbound. 2 vehicles involved, one rolled over with entrapment. Jaws from Ogunquit responded to assist.


Sunday, August 24, 2003

01193)10:45 AM-2nd.AL-Keene, NH-63 Castle St. A building fire, heavy smoke showing from 2nd floor on arrival, M/A responded

01192)10:45 AM-MVA-Waterford, ME-Mill Rd. 16 y/o boy struck by a hit & run car and killed, SP is investigating the accident

01191)05:50 AM-MVA-Epping, NH-Route 27 near Frank’s Way. Single car ran off roadway into trees, jaws used for extrication, 2 fatalities on scene.


Saturday, August 23, 2003

01190)4:30 PM-MVA-Hampden, ME-I-95. Motorcycle struck guardrail and 2nd motorcycle, 1 fatality and 2nd operator transported with a broken leg.

01189)3:05 PM-W/F-Lewiston, ME-4 Knob Hill Dr. A Building fire, M/A from Auburn

01188)3:00 PM-Woods Fire-Ellsworth, ME-Camp Jordan, a YMCA camp on Branch Lake. Several towns responded M/A and ME forestry had a chopper up to moniter extension.

01187)3:00 PM-W/F-Ellsworth, ME-Graham Way near Graham Pond. A house fire, M/A responded

01186)06:05 AM-W/F-West Bath, ME-439 Fosters Point Rd. A structure fire, fully involved. M/A responded.

01185)Unknown Time-MVA-Argyle, ME-I-95. Vehicle rolled several times ejecting the operator, 1 fatality on scene, SP investigating


Friday, August 22, 2003

01184)11:30 PM-MVA-Sangerville, ME-Route 23. Vehicle rolled into a ditch, 1 male in the vehicle which caught fire was freed moments prior to it becoming fully involved by a 15 y/o female (Sierra Reed) and a nearby resident (Charlene Braley). Occupant was treated for minor injuries.

01183)7:30 PM-W/F-South Portland, ME-40 A Street. 2-story wood frame building, fire showing on 2nd floor on arrival.


Thursday, August 21, 2003

01182)8:04 PM-W/F-York, ME-Route 1A & Axholme Rd @ "Fosters Clam Bake". 1.5 story wood frame 150X50, fire in ducts extended to attic area. M/A responded from York Beach and Kittery.

01181)3:20 PM-MVA-Sidney, ME-I-95 MM 119 Southbound. Motorcycle accident with serious injury, Lifeflight transported from scene

01180)04:10 AM-ATV Accident-Harpswell, ME-Peabody Rd. ATV lost control on curve and went into tree, 1 fatality. Cumberland Cnty SO investigating


Wednesday, August 20, 2003

01179)9:30 PM-MVA-Buxton, ME-100 Rankin Rd. 1 vehicle involved with entrapment, 2nd set of jaws from Hollis FD responded to assist in extrication.

01178)6:00 PM-MVA-Portland, ME-Warren Ave by Wendy's Restaurant. Motorcycle vs car, 1 fatality and passenger on the motorcycle transported in critical condition. 4 persons in car not injured, Portland PD investigating the accident.


Tuesday, August 19, 2003

01177)10:30 PM-MVA-Minot, ME-Route 119. Vehicle rolled over, 1 fatality, accident investigated by ME SP

01176)8:05 PM-MVA-Minot, ME-Concord St. 10 y/o boy riding a scooter in the road was struck and killed by a vehicle. PD are investigating - no charges are pending.

01175)AM-MVA-Solon, ME-Route 201 3 miles south of Solon Village. Pickup struck a delivery box truck which rolled over and struck a third vehicle. 2 10-45's extricated from the pickup and transported to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, the other drivers were not injured.


Monday, August 18, 2003

01174)4:10 PM-MVA-Litchfield, ME-Route 126 near Litchfield Country Store. T/T carrying wood chips vs car, 1 10-45 code 2 transported to hospital by Lifeflight.

01173)2:35 PM-W/F-Lisbon, NH-Grafton St. A structure fire, M/A responded

01172)12:00 PM-W/F-Belmont, NH-278 Brown Hill Rd. Basement fire in a 1-story house, contained mostly to the basement. M/A responded from Gilmanton.

01171)8:50 AM-W/F-Newport, NH-655 South Main St. (Rt 10). 2 story, 150 year old New Englander with heavy fire showing from the 2nd floor, Due to an aggressive interior attack, firefighters made an excellent stop and save. M/A from Goshen, Claremont, Croydon, and Sunapee.


Sunday, August 17, 2003

01170)4:50 PM-W/F-Arundel, ME-Route 1 @ "Arundel Ford". Fire in a 2 story commercial building, contained mostly by sprinkler system. M/A responded from Biddeford, Kennebunk, and Goodwins Mills

01169)2:30 PM-MVA-Arundel, ME-Route 1 by the "Lobster Company". 2 cars, 1 then struck a tree. Jaws from Kennebunk used for extrication, 1 fatality. Scene was reconstructed by York Cnty SO.


Saturday, August 16, 2003

01168)10:12 PM-4th.AL-Webster, NH-118 Little Hill Rd. Heavy fire conditions in a 2 story 40X80 building, M/A from numerous towns responded

01167)9:30 PM-ATV MVA-Grafton, NH-Blueberry Hill Rd. ATV went off road and rolled over in a ditch, 1 fatality. NH Fish & Game officer responded to investigate.

01166)10:17 AM-MVA-Anson, ME-Route 201-A approximately a mile from the Anson-Madison bridge. 2 vehicles head-on, 1 male ejected through a windshield was airlifted by Lifeflight to EMMC in Bangor in critical condition. 3 others injured were transported to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan.

01165)7:30 AM-MVA-Durham, NH-Madbury Rd near the weigh station. 2 cars collided, 6 10-45's, two were code 2 and trapped in one of the cars, jaws used for extrication. M/A from Dover Fire Rescue, Newmarket Rescue, Durham Ambulance Corps, and Frisbie Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene.

01164)UNK AM-MVA-Jay, ME-Crash Rd. Male on motorcycle went off the road, struck some rocks and went airborne. Found Saturday afternoon by a friend, 1 fatality. Accident is under investigation.


Friday, August 15, 2003

01163)8:20 PM-MVA-Portland, ME-Brighton Ave & Dorset St. Car vs bicycle, 1 fatality - 45 y/o male. Portland PD investigating the accident

01162)1:00 PM-W/F-Phillips, ME-Bridge Hill. Electrical fire with extension in a mobile home, fire contained to kitchen and adjoining room. M/A responded from Strong and Salem.

01161)12:15 PM-MVA-Durham, NH-Route 108. Car off road struck a tree and rolled over, 1 female trapped in vehicle extricated by Durham FD, she was transported with minor injuries

01160)12:15 PM-W/F-Mapleton, ME-State Rd in Castle Hill. House fire, M/A from Presque Isle Fire with crew and tanker to scene, Washburn FD For station coverage

01159)10:30 AM-ATV Accident-Hudson, ME-Private dirt road off Whitmore Landing Road next to Pushaw Lake. 13 y/o boy struck a tree and was taken by Lifeflight to EMMC with severe head injuries. ME Warden Service called in to investigate

01158)10:00 AM-W/F-Saco, ME-84 Industrial Park Rd. @ "World Food Inc." 200X200 commercial building, fire started in fry-o-later and extended into duct work. Biddeford engine responded M/A

01157)05:15 AM-W/F-Auburn, NH-43 Chester Rd. 1-story wood frame house well involved, 1 fatality (civilian) on scene. Fire Marshal called in to investigate--preliminary report stating cause was electrical


Thursday, August 14, 2003

01156)9:22 PM-2nd.AL (MVA & H/M)-South Portland, ME-Broadway & Lincoln St. Gasoline T/T rolled over, 7900 gal. of gas with a slow leak, evacuated area homes and blocked off roads. Req 2nd alarm for M/A coverage, DPW & Clean Harbors requested.

01155)9:09 PM-MVA-Eustis, ME-Route 16 near Coplin Plantation. Vehicle rolled over several times, ejecting the driver, 1 10-45 code 1. Franklin SO investigating the accident.

01154)12:30 AM-W/F-New Gloucester, ME-279 Lewiston Rd. A garage fire


Wednesday, August 13, 2003

01153)2:30 PM-W/F+-Temple, ME-Route 43. Large farmhouse and barn fully involved, several firefighters treated from heat exhaustion on scene. M/A responded from Farmington, Chesterville, Industry, New Sharon, Wilton, Strong, and Jay.

01152)12:43 PM-W/F-Alna, ME-126 Dock Rd. A large barn fire, M/A from Jefferson, Wiscasset, Newcastle & Whitefield


Tuesday, August 12, 2003

01151)10:30 PM-MVA-Georgetown, ME-Five Islands Rd. Car off road on a curve and struck a tree, 1 10-45 code 1, pronounced dead after arrival at MMC in Portland

01150)6:18 PM-MVA-Dresden, ME-Route 27. Car struck a pickup towing a trailer head-on. 2 fatalities on scene and 2 male 10-45's code 2 were transported to the hospital. SP is investigating the accident. Wiscasset ambulance service and Gardiner rescue responded M/A

01149)08:25 AM-MVA-Augusta, ME-I-95. Car vs a T/T unit, with entrapment, Augusta FD responded for extrication. Female operator transported with serious cuts, not life threatening


Monday, August 11, 2003

01148)5:00 PM-W/F-Franklin, NH-66 View St. 2.5 story house, smoke showing from 2nd floor on arrival, M/A responded from East Andover, Tilton-Northfield and Sanbornton

01147)1:33 PM-MVA-West Gardiner, ME-Route 126, half a mile west of Gardiner Regional Junior High School. Car off road into a tree with 1 fatality, SP responded for investigation


Sunday, August 10, 2003

01146)3:20 PM-MVA-West Ossipee, NH-Route 16. With entrapment, jaws used for extrication

01145)1:00 PM-RIVER RESCUE-North Conway, NH-Saco River. 3 persons were rescued after thier canoes capsized, a 4th subject made it out himself. The 3 subjects were located by firefighters but they were picked up from a nearby sandbar by a helicopter.

01144)12:30 PM-W/F-Laconia, NH-43 Baldwin St. 2-story house, fire showing from 2nd floor on arrival. 1 10-45 code 3 civilian was transported for smoke inhalation. M/A responded from Gilford to the scene and Belmont and Meredith in to cover.

01143)10:30 PM-RIVER RESCUE-North Woodstock, NH-Pemigewasset River. 3 teenage boys tubing in the river fell off and made thier way to a small island. Firefighters using ropes waded out and made the rescue, all 3 boys were uninjured -- 30 minutes after returning, another boy needed to be rescued in same location, firefighters used a ladder truck and 2nd ladder to make the rescue

01142)05:20 AM-MVA-Waldoboro, ME-Route 1. 2 vehicles head-on, 1 10-45 code 1 (confirmed fatal) and 1 10-45 code 3 transported to hospital


Saturday, August 9, 2003

01141)2:45 PM-MVA-Albany, NH-Route 302 & Route 113 intersection near Coleman's. Car vs tree head-on w/minor entrapment, 1 working trauma code with head and neck injuries transported by Conway Rescue, Conway FD responded to accident. NH SP reconstruction team investigating.


Friday, August 8, 2003

01140)5:00 PM-MVA-Vassalboro, ME-Main St and Priest Hill Rd. 2 car accident, 2 fatalities (former Vassalboro Fire Chief Norman Duplessie, and his wife Lorraine). 3 teens in 2nd car were not injured. Kennebec Sheriff's Office is investigating

01139)12:55 PM-GAS EXPLOSION-Laconia, NH-Weirs Channel @ "Channel Marine". A gasoline explosion on a boat, 3 10-45's code 2 with 2nd degree burns. 1 subject was flown by helo with extensive burns. NH State Fire Marshals Office investigating the incident

01138)01:00 AM-W/F-Gorham, ME-Saco St @ Wassampski Springs Camp Ground. Trailer fully involved, M/A from Scarborough responded


Thursday, August 7, 2003

01137)2:00 PM-MVA-Wolfeboro, NH-Route 109 & Lake Wentworth. Car vs T/T unit with entrapment, jaws used - 1 fatality. Road shut down for several hours, also haz/mat unit with foam responded for fuel leak.

01136)03:05 AM-2nd.AL-Windham, ME-Evergreen Rd & Park Rd. Building fire, fully involved. M/A responded


Wednesday, August 6, 2003

01135)7:05 PM-W/F-Windham, ME-173 Roosevelt Trl (Route 302) House with fire in the basement walls and between the 1st floor, Gray responded M/A

01134)5:00 PM-W/F-Plymouth, NH-166 Texas Hill Rd. Lightning started a fire in the attic of a 2.5 story apartment building

01133)5:00 pM-2nd.AL-Chesterfield, NH-187 Hutchins rd. A barn fire started by lightning, M/A responded

01132)12:00 pM-MVA-Gardiner, ME-Route 24. Car struck a steel retaining wall and rolled over. 1 10-45 code 2, female driver, was taken by Lifeflight to CMC in Lewiston

01131)10:25 AM-W/F-Saco, ME-Watsons Mills Rd. Fire in a 1.5 story house, quickly knocked down, M/A responded from Biddeford


Tuesday, August 5, 2003

01130)11:15 PM-MVA-South Thomaston, ME-Route 131 near Riverside Variety Market. SUV hit a pole then rolled over ejecting the driver. Driver DOA, 1 10-45 passenger transported with minor injuries to the Hospital. M/A from Thomaston EMS

01129)4:45 PM-MVA-Raymond, NH-Route 27. Pickup vs van head-on with entrapment of both drivers, jaws used. 1 10-45 code 2+ (pickup driver) was transported to Elliot Hospital where he later died. 2 10-45's code 3 (occupants of van) were transported to Exeter Hospital. NH SP & Raymond PD Technical Accident Reconstruction Units investigated the crash

01128)4:30 PM-MVA-Gilford, NH-Gilford Ave near Hoyt Rd. 2 pick-up trucks collided head-on with entrapment, jaws used for extrication. 3 10-45 code 2's, M/A from Laconia & Belmont responded.

01127)00:25 AM-MVA-Lisbon Falls, ME-Route 9. Car vs telephone pole with entrapment, 1 female 10-45 code 2 extricated and transported to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston


Monday, August 4, 2003

01126)9:15 PM-W/F-Belmont, NH-522 Laconia Rd. Electrical fire in the kitchen ceiling of a 2-story old farmhouse, contained to one area, heavy smoke throughout the structure. M/A responded

01125)05:50 AM-MVA-Gorham, ME-Route 202 @ Queen St. Car vs a Jeep which rolled over with entrapment. 2 sets of jaws were used for extrication. Reported 4 10-45's, one was in critical condition at MMC in Portland. 4 rescues responded to the accident

01124)01:30 AM-W/F-Fairfield, ME-Burrill Rd. 2-story house fire, M/A responded from Waterville


Sunday, August 3, 2003

01123)9:00 PM-W/F-Bar Harbor, ME-Route 3 @ "Hinckley's Dreamwood Cottages". Cottage fire fully involved, also damaged a nearby vehicle, a family from Wisconsin who lost all thier belongings were assisted by the Red Cross

01122)5:30 PM-MVA-Salem, NH-I-93 Northbound near the Salem rest stop. Male subject ran into roadway and was struck by a minivan, pedestrian was fatality. NH SP are investigating the accident

01121)03:10 AM-W/F-Old Orchard Beach, ME-30 Birch Ln. Fire on the 2nd floor of a 2-story house, M/A engine from Scarborough responded


Saturday, August 2, 2003

01120)9:00 PM-W/F-Skowhegan, ME-Temple St. A building fire, unknown type

01119)8:00 PM-W/F-Winchester, NH-234 Keene Rd. A structure fire

01118)4:30 PM-2nd.AL-Danbury, NH-26 Bliss Road off Waukeena Lake Rd. A large wood-frame barn well involved extended to a garage. M/A responded from Alexandria, Bristol, Bridgewater, Hebron, Hill, Andover, East Andover and Grafton fire departments.

01117)12:30 PM-Water Incident-Standish, ME-Ward's Cove. 14 Y/O boy fell off a jet ski and was struck by 2nd jet ski. Transported 10-45 code 2, in critical condition at MMC (**Update, the boy died on 8/4/03 at MMC, Portland)

01116)07:00 AM-MVA-Manchester, NH-I-93 southbound, just north of the Interstate 293 ramp. A pickup truck went off the road, through a guardrail and rolled over, ejecting the driver. 1 10-45 code 1 on scene, NH SP are investigating the accident


Friday, August 1, 2003

01115)9:55 PM-MVA-Newport, NH-Reeds Mill Rd. Extensive extrication of subject trapped in a vehicle, jaws used

01114)07:00 AM-MVA-Hamden, ME-I-95. 3 persons ejected from a rolled over vehicle, 1 was trapped under the vehicle. Lifeflight transported 1, others transported by rescues.

01113)03:00 AM-3rd.AL-Somersworth, NH-23 Market St. Fire in an apartment building, mostly contained to one unit, 2 occupants and 1 firefighter were treated for minor buns and smoke inhalation, several birds and dogs died. M/A responded from Rollinsford, Dover, Rochester and Berwick to the fire, South Berwick, Durham, and Dover for coverage



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