April 25

Crews Handle 1 Alarm Structure Fire on Ward Street

On April 25th at 1918 hours, MFD was dispatched to a reported structure fire at Francesca’s Pizzeria on Ward Street. Car 1 (Pressler), Engine 223 and Truck 221 arrived quickly to find a small mulch fire that had extended to the structure. The engine crew was able to knock the exterior fire down with a pressurized water can within minutes. The truck crew began to open the exterior wall and interior wall to search for extension, since smoke was seen coming from a closet in the area. MFD knocked down all remaining hot spots and returned to service within the hour. MFD was assisted on scene by Coldenham with their tower ladder and Bullville with an engine, since any reported fire in the village brings their equipment in automatically.