Wednesday, March 24
At 6:44 a.m. a Prospect Hill Road resident reported smelling smoke, and a fire officer found that the burn pile from the previous day’s permitted fire was still smoldering.
Friday, March 26
At 3:02 p.m. a fire alarm went off at a Quarry Lane house. Engine 2 and the tower truck responded, but the alarm was already reset when they arrived. It was unclear what had caused the alarm to go off. At 10:11 p.m. a 911 caller reported a brush fire on Prospect Hill Road. Fourteen firefighters responded, taking Engines 2, 3, and 4, as well as the forestry truck and the tanker. They extinguished the fire, which the extremely high winds had rekindled from the remains of a permitted fire two days earlier.
Saturday, March 27
At 11:45 a.m. a caller reported an unattended fire on Littleton Road. The fire officer on duty checked and found that the resident was watching the permitted burn.
Monday, March 29
At 8:49 a.m. a Tahanto Trail resident called to say a smoke or carbon monoxide detector was sounding. The officer on duty found that the detector was past its date for replacement.
The fire log is written by a Harvard Press reporter based on information gleaned from daily dispatch logs and interviews with fire department staff.