|This Month (June) in WFD History|
|By Asst. Chief JOSEPH FUSARO|
|May 23, 2017|
6-8-1872- An alarm of fire was sounded for a fire in the Episcopal Church.
6-11-1899-First Firemen's Memorial service held. Tradition has continued for 118 years.
6-28-1902-Alarm of fire sounded for a barn fire at the home of William Segar of Elm St.
6-28-1936-Box 33 sounded at 2300 hrs for a house fire in Ashaway. The Ahrens Fox and Ford Brush truck responded.
6-3-1943-Box 41 sounded for a fire in a multi-family house at 147 Main St on the 2nd floor.
6-21-1948-Box 66 sounded for a fire in warehouse of the General Grain Co. Fire rekindled at 0200 the next day.
6-12-1949-New granite Firemen's Memorial Stone dedicated in present location between fire house and town hall.
6-7-1954-Box 3213 sounded for a fire in the MacDonald home at 31 Tower St.
6-25-1954-Box 1123 sounded for a fire in the tenement house 83-85 Main St. Building gutted.
6-6-1959-Box 4122 sounded at 1605 for a barn fire at 5 Pleasant St.
6-27-1963-Box 4111 sounded at 1045 for a fire in the Club Continental in Canal St.
6-4-1964-Box 3111 sounded at 2230 for a fire in Westerly Furniture building 37 High St. Pawcatuck responded with an engine and ladder. Backdraft occurred blowing out the front windows.
6-9-1968-Box 4521 sounded at 1530 for a barn fire on the Johnson property on Old Boom Bridge Road.
6-6-1969-New England Firemen's Muster held at Craig's Field in conjunction withe the 300th celebration of the founding of Westerly. Antique Hand pumping engines competed in the muster.
6-17-1974-Box 3232 sounded at 1715 for a barn fire on the Westerly-Bradford Road. The barn was destroyed.
6-21-1975-Box 1122 sounded at 0145 for afire in the Welch building corner of Union and Broad Sts. Fire involved the office of the Sherwin Williams Paint Store. Mutual aid provided by Pawcatuck with an engine and a ladder and Watch Hill with an engine. Smoke and water damage throughout the building.
6-27-1977-Box 4115 sounded at 2215 for a fire at the Guild Music Factory (Johnnycake Center). Fire was confined to office area by sprinkler.
6-16-1978-Box 4111 sounded at 0015 for a fire in the warehouse of Vic Morgan and Sons (Wright's Taxi) on Canal St. 2000 ft of 2 1/2 inch hose used. Building and contents destroyed.
6-17-1980-Box 3112 sounded at 0659 for a locomotive fire at the Railroad Station on Railroad Ave.
6-23-1985-Box 1325 sounded at 0325 for a fire in the Wicker House on Post Road. Fire suspicious.
6-26-1988-Box 1251 sounded at 0644 for fire at 7 Benefit St. for a house struck by lightning fire confined to 1 room.
6-26-1988-Box 4414 sounded at 1128 for a workshop and garage struck by lightning. Fire destroyed building and contents.
6-23-1990-Box 1124 sounded at 1913 for a chimney fire at 17 Elm St. Fire extended vertically up and down. Damage to fire place and floor members on 1st and 2nd floors.
6-29-1993-Box 4414 sounded at 1704 for a fire in single family 2 story home at 125 Ashaway Road. Backdraft occurred. No injuries. Fire started on first floor and extended to second and attic.
6-7-1994-Box 13 sounded at 0120 for Mutual Aid to Pawcatuck for a fire at Atherton Storage on Mechanic St. Engine 1 And Ladder 1 responded.
6-7-1994-Box 325 sounded at 2247 for a box alarm at Washington Trust Co Dixon Square Building on Broad St. upon arrival fire discovered in basement of Dixon Square Building beneath Payne Camera and Bea Smith's.
6-27-2000-Box 4413 sounded at 1920 for a car fire Route 78 West with entrapment. Occupants removed by bystanders. Car caught fire after accident.
6-17-2004-Box 1211 sounded at 1956 for a fire at 19 Granite St. Fire was on the 1st floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame house. Fire confined to 1st floor.
6-14-2006-Box 1324 sounded at 0521 for a fire in vacant dwelling at 145 Franklin St. House was given to FD for training purposes. Training had taken place the night before. Site now home to Westerly Crossing. Headline in Westerly Sun read Oops!!!
6-21-2008-Box 3112 sounded at 1738 for 27 Railroad Ave. fire on 2nd floor of 3 story balloon constructed apartment house. Fire extended to 3rd floor and attic. Fire occurred during the Summer Pops concert.
6-2-2009-Box 4131 sounded at 1400 for a fire in an unattached garage at 6 Doreen Dr. Garage and contents destroyed, house only 10 ft away suffered minor damage.
6-30-2010-Box 13 sounded at 1218 for mutual aid to Pawcatuck for a fire at Seafood Unlimited 207 Liberty St. Engines 1, 2 and Ladder 1 responded