Home Up

 

    United States flag                      Barn Fire (continued)                       State of Maryland flag

 

 

    Guardian Hose Company logo           

October 11, 2002 Barn Fire (continued)

 

Graceham Engine 183 drafts from the portable Fold-a-tank pumping water back to the attack pieces. Rocky Ridge VFC tanker (right) dumps a load of water into the tank.

Graceham Engine 183 drafts from the portable Fold-a-tank pumping water back to the attack pieces. Rocky Ridge VFC tanker (right) dumps a load of water into the tank.

A note about the "French Fries" stand in the background. This barn fire took place right before the annual Catoctin Colorfest in Thurmont, so some of the street vendors had already arrived and set up their stands.
Manual labor is often needed to pull apart burning hay bales so that the deep-seated fire can be extinguished.

Manual labor is often needed to pull apart burning hay bales so that the deep-seated fire can be extinguished.

Emmitsburg Vigilant Hose Company Engine 63 drafted water at the fill site at Frank Bentz Pond. To the right, tankers from Rocky Ridge VFC and Guardian Hose Company fill up with water from E63.

Emmitsburg Vigilant Hose Company Engine 63 drafted water at the fill site at Frank Bentz Pond. To the right, tankers from Rocky Ridge VFC and Guardian Hose Company fill up with water from E63.
The State Highway Administration loader hauls yet another smoldering hay bale. Thurmont Community Ambulance Service (background) was on the scene for the duration providing invaluable rehabilitation services to the firefighters.

The State Highway Administration loader hauls yet another smoldering hay bale. Thurmont Community Ambulance Service (background) was on the scene for the duration providing invaluable rehabilitation services to the firefighters.

Tankers line up to unload their loads of water during the tanker shuttle operation. Note the wet street - a steady rain fell during this incident. Tankers line up to unload their loads of water during the tanker shuttle operation. Note the wet street - a steady rain fell during this incident.
Vigilant Hose Company (Emmitsburg) Engine 63 pulled many, many gallons of water from Frank Bentz Pond and filled (and re-filled) many tankers with water during this incident. Note that the engine's crew members are taking shelter under the compartment doors -- it rained heavily during this incident.

Vigilant Hose Company (Emmitsburg) Engine 63 pulled many, many gallons of water from Frank Bentz Pond and filled (and re-filled) many tankers with water during this incident. Note that the engine's crew members are taking shelter under the compartment doors -- it rained heavily during this incident.

 

Photographs courtesy of John Kinnaird.

 
Please review guardianhose.org's Disclaimer.

Copyright 2002 - 2014 Guardian Hose Company, Inc.  
Last modified: May 16, 2011