Kenneth E. Berkenbush, Chief
17 School Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
For Immediate Release
Friday, Aug. 5, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Amesbury Firefighters Battle Fire on Birchmeadow Road Friday
AMESBURY — Fire Chief Kenneth E. Berkenbush reports that Amesbury Fire Rescue firefighters battled a structure fire on Friday afternoon and were able to make a quick and aggressive attack, saving the house from destruction.
Firefighters responded at 3:56 p.m. to 22 Birchmeadow road and arrived within minutes to find a fire that appeared to start on a deck and extended into the home. A neighbor had thrown buckets of water on the fire to try to quell it, and firefighters joined with a hoseline to extinguish the fire,
No injuries were reported, and thanks to the quick thinking of the neighbor and fast work of firefighters, damages were kept to abut $5,000, according to Chief Berkenbush.
The Salisbury Fire Department also responded to the scene and provided station coverage during the incident.
Photos by Hank Brennick.