Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Yet Another One

Last Friday, Lipman Middle School was the site of a second-alarm fire which burned along the hillside behind the school yard. The fire was deemed an arson, started by a 6th grade student while using a lighter. Fortunately, calm winds that day caused for less than 2 acres to be burned, with the fire being brought under control within 30 minutes. There was no damage done to the school or surrounding homes, though students and faculty were temporarily evacuated to Quarry Road for safety and to clear the area for additional fire engines responding to the call. Thanks to the Fire Department's timely response and quick action taken by our Public Works department to secure the access routes to the site, the fire was extinguished quickly and school was back in session within the hour. The student who started the fire was arrested and released to his parents. As the schoolyear draws to a close, let's hope the same can be said for the number of fire incidents taking place in town.

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