A Miracle Save

At first sight you’d think this building was a goner.  It isn’t.  There was an article about a barn fire up in Cummington in the Gazette the other day. What interested me was that the mutual aid people from Goshen and Plainfield and Cummington managed to save this building, when the fire  had a significant … Continue reading A Miracle Save

The High Cost of a View

The view from the Fire Scene  When I read the Gazette’s story on the Claudio Guerra fire, it sounded a lot like the 2008 Shepherd’s Hollow blaze that demolished the home of Ed Jazab.  A house up on a hill, a low pressure hydrant, a narrow access road.   Now that I have been out talking to neighbors, … Continue reading The High Cost of a View