Harsh Winter Conditions Over Busy Weekend

The Tuckertown Fire Department had a busy weekend responding to 16 calls for assistance, with many of them related to burst water pipes due to the extremely cold temperatures. In addition to the burst pipes, the department also responded to a brush fire in Matunuck.

Despite the cold weather, Brush 20’s crew worked swiftly with Station 7 (Matunuck) to bring the fire under control and extinguish it. The quick response and cooperation between the two stations helped to minimize the damage caused by the fire and ensured the safety of the surrounding community.

LT Mathew Viner and FF Mark Zamperini

The Tuckertown Fire Department would like to remind the public to take extra precautions during cold weather. With the risk of burst water pipes and other related incidents, it is essential to keep your homes and businesses well insulated and properly maintained. In case of any emergency, it is crucial to know who to call and have a plan in place.

The Tuckertown Fire Department also responded to a structure fire on Wednesday evening caused by a chimney fire that had extended outside of the chimney and into the walls of the residence.

Chimney fires can start for various reasons, but one of the most common causes is the buildup of creosote, a highly flammable substance that accumulates in chimneys over time. This buildup can ignite and cause a chimney fire, which can quickly spread to the surrounding structure if not contained quickly.

That is why it is crucial to have your chimney cleaned and inspected regularly, especially if you use it frequently. Regular cleaning can help remove the buildup of creosote, reducing the risk of a chimney fire. It’s also important to have a professional inspect your chimney to ensure it is in good condition and that there are no cracks or other issues that could cause a fire.

The Tuckertown Fire Department was called to a local nursing home on Monday to deal with a burst sprinkler pipe. The staff at the home had noticed water pouring down from the ceiling. In conclusion, the Tuckertown Fire Department would like to extend their gratitude to the members who worked tirelessly over the weekend to keep the community safe.

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