Dublin

Structure fire destroys shed, equipment

  • Fire structure fire on Dublin School property on Thursday afternoon burned a school shed to the ground.
  • Fire structure fire on Dublin School property on Thursday afternoon burned a school shed to the ground.
  • Fire structure fire on Dublin School property on Thursday afternoon burned a school shed to the ground.

DUBLIN — Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Dublin School property on Thursday that involved a maintenance shed, according to Fire Chief Tom Vanderbilt in an interview on Monday.

Dublin police and fire responded to a shed at Dublin School on Lehmann Way at 3:44 p.m., called in by a Dublin School employee, Vanderbilt said. The shed was destroyed and there were no people in the area.

The shed, and its contents, which included a plow, sander and other groundskeeping materials, was a total loss. Vanderbilt said the fire was completely put out after an hour and a half of work by the responding firefighters. The dry conditions of the woods plus the wind that day caused the fire to spread to a couple trees in the wooded area that firefighters also extinguished.

The fire is still under investigation but Vanderbilt said that the origin of the fire seems like a nearby dumpster. “Wrong thing in the dumpster at the wrong time,” Vanderbilt said.

He is not sure what may have been inside the dumpster at the time but the fire continues to be investigated by Andrew Hungerford of the Dublin Fire Department. Hungerford is also the head of building and grounds for Dublin School.

“It doesn’t seem suspicious,” Vanderbilt said.

The responding agencies included Dublin, Harrisville, Peterborough and Marlborough.

Lindsey Arceci can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 232, or larceci@ledgertranscript.com.

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