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Modified 26-Mar-24
Created 29-Aug-12
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It took me about 30 minutes to arrive at this fire. It was a chance but the pager reported exposure problems so I decided to go. While on scene I had the chance to talk to the Fire Chief and he told me he was wondering when I would get a Concord job on my site, so here it is. <p> Also I was very limited to my shooting area due to the many trees around the barn. I also had batteries that didnt want to work in the bitter cold.<p> Firefighters from Concord and surrounding towns responded to a structure fire at on Bedford Street that destroyed a barn. With temperatures around 3 degrees being one of the major obstacles they also had to deal with the hydrant they used was about 800 feet away from the fire. The driveway up to the house and barn was narrow which made it difficult to get fire apparatus in. One Engine was able to get in as other Engines stayed out on the main road and pumped up to the scene. Firefighters also had to deal with all the grown in trees and branches made it difficult to work easily around the barn. <p> The barn which was attached to a single-family house was fully involved when firefighters arrived around 6 p.m. The house is believed to be built around 1880. Firefighters from Bedford and Hanscom Air Force Base assisted at the fire scene. It was not clear if anyone was home when the blaze broke out. The fire is under investigation.

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