Firefighters battled a six-alarm fire involving a dairy farm in Lancaster, MA. Crews were able to contain the fire before it could spread to a slaughterhouse. Units from 23 communities were called to fight the fire and a tanker task force was also called. A lack of hydrants in the rural community hampered firefighting operations. The smoke was visible more than 15 miles away. The farm was open and working at the time of the fire, which fire occurred on Nov. 10, 2012. Cover photo by Scott LaPrade/SmokeShowingPhotography.com
Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Captain Mike Burgin, 46, of the Sugarcreek, OH, Fire Department; Firefighter Anne Veseth, 20, of Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in Grangeville, ID; Inmate Firefighter Jimmy Randolph, 44 of the California Department of Corrections in South Sacramento, CA; Captain Roulos Davis, 49, of the Chattanooga, TN, Fire Department; and Assistant Chief Timothy J. Lamere, 47, of the Constable, NY, Volunteer Firemen Inc., who died in the line of duty, August 2012.
Cover by: Cover photo by Scott LaPrade/SmokeShowingPhotography.com