On the brush fire in Peterborough

To the editor:

On April 24, Mother Nature sent a blustery wind through the Monadnock region.  One blast apparently toppled a tree limb onto the power line to our cabin in the Peterborough woods.  A fire ensued, undetected until the smell of smoke was noticed by Captain Steve Bolduc and others at the Peterborough Fire Department.  

Triangulation from the fire tower on Pack Monadnock and another source near Conval finally located the source of the smoke.  Fire crews from Peterborough, Hancock, Dublin, Jaffrey and Temple raced to the scene, with help and assistance from Antrim and New Ipswich.  A quick, professional response from nearly 20 firefighters prevented major loss.  Three acres were burned, but it could have been worse.  Our log cabin might have been destroyed, and the fire could have spread to nearby MacDowell Colony land.  To the firefighters and volunteers who interrupted their normal activities to douse a freak fire in the Peterborough woods, we offer a hearty thank you!


Timothy J. Lord,

for the Lord family


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