Firefighters Respond to 2 Vehicle Fires in 1 Hour
While returning from scene of a car fire, Merrimack Fire Department was called to backhoe fire.
Merrimack Firefighters were called to two vehicles fires in less than an hour this morning, and while both vehicles were damaged, no one was injured in either incident.
The first call came in at 7:14 for a car fire at 12 Railroad Avenue. Engine 1 responded to the scene within two minutes and reported flames threatening a nearby car, according to a press release from the Merrimack Fire Department.
Members of Engine 1 and Ambulance 1 were able to quickly get the fire under control and protect the second vehicle from sustaining any damage, according to the release. The fire was extinguished under the hood containing the damage to the engine compartment only.
The fire was investigated by Merrimack Fire Department personnel and
appears to have been electrical in origin, according to the release.
The second call came in while Engine 1 was returning from the Railroad
Avenue fire at 7:54.
Personnel were dispatched to a reported excavator fire at 662 Daniel
Arriving on the scene at 7:59 a.m., Engine 1 firefighters found a back-hoe tractor with an extinguished fire in the battery compartment. The operator of the equipment reported noticing the fire after he attempted to start the
tractor’s engine, authorities say. He was able to douse the fire with a fire extinguisher.
Firefighters from Engine 1 checked for any extension and disconnected the battery to prevent any further hazards.