Newcastle Fire Department’s ‘Save The Basement’ Strategy Works Like a Charm

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newcastle fireEarly morning lightning strikes called out firefighters in Edgecomb, Boothbay and Newcastle June 26. In Newcastle, a lightning strike sparked a fire that destroyed an approximately 200-year-old, partially restored, two-story barn and its contents at 526 River Rd. A neighbor reported the fire and Lincoln County Communications dispatched the Newcastle Fire Department at 4:20 a.m., Newcastle Fire Chief Clayton Huntley said. Huntley was the first to arrive on scene, where he found the two-story barn “fully engulfed” in flames. “Everything was burning when we got there,” he said.  (read more at the Lincoln County News)

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