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2019 Incidents
January 76
February 48
March 42
April 38
May 57
June 63
July 79
August 52
Septamber 58
October 94
November 60
December 44
Total 711

2018 Incidents
January 56
February 43
March 73
April 46
May 43
June 52
July 77
August 85
September 58
October 65
November 59
December 55
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2017 Incidents
January 56
February 28
March 47
April 45
May 42
June 55
July 77
August 55
September 44
October 53
November 48
December 50
Total 600

2016 Incidents
Jan 40
Feb 48
Mar 36
Apr 56
May 45
Jun 46
Jul 65
Aug 91
Sep 61
Oct 54
Nov 44
Dec 60
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May 11, 2017

5-30-1895-An alarm of Fire was sounded for a fire in the Krebs Block on Main St.

5-9-1899-An alarm of fire was sounded for a fire at the Pierce Residence (Corner of Pierce and Pond Sts) for a barn fire.

5-11-1910-Box 57 sounded at 2220 hrs for a fire in the Barber Memorial Building (Perks & Corks) on High St/ Damage was estimated at $45,000.00, a substantial loss for this era.

5-8-1933-Box 33 sounded for a forest fire off the Old Potter Hill Road. Fire burned a number of acres.

5-5-1937-Box 33 sounded for a large brush fire along the Westerly-Charlestown line for over 1800 acres with 2 mile wide swath. Members of Civilian Conservation Corps pressed into service to aid local firefighters.

5-6-1940-Box 27 sounded for a house fire at 36 Highland Ave.

5-14-1941-Box 45 sounded for a fire at the Gallup residence 8 Beach St.

5-22-1943-Box 41 sounded for a house fire at 141 Main St.

5-11-1945-Box 41 sounded for a basement fire at 11 Maple Ave.

5-7-1949-Box 42 sounded for a garage fire at 47 Elm St. garage suffered heavy damage.

5-9-1952-Box 41 sounded for a fire at the R.A Sherman Co. 4 Firefighters were hurt.

5-17-1952-Box 41 sounded for a fire at C.J Butler Coal Co. at 149 Main St. Fire was suspicious. Arsonist later apprehended.

5-27-1954-Box 4111 sounded in the early afternoon for a fire on the railroad trestle over the Pawcatuck River. The fire was discovered by a Westerly Police officer. Pawcatuck was summoned ot their side of the bridge by Box 46. Both departments attacked the fire from their respective sides. The fire was caused by a braking train.

5-2-1957-Box 33 sounded at 1045 hrs for a forest fire in Charlestown. Local firefighters were not recalled until 1745 hrs that evening.

5-2-1960-Box 33 sounded at 1230 hrs for mutual aid to Pawcatuck for a gas explosion and house fires at 29 Pawcatuck Ave. Westerly and Wequetequock provided assistance.

5-22-1960-Box 1125 sounded at 2125 hrs for a fire at the Main St. Shopping Center. The box stuck and fire apparatus returning from a false alarm were redirected to Main St. by Westerly Police. 5 Shops were severely damaged and 5 firefighters were hurt. Pawcatuck provided an engine and ladder to assist.

5-18-1964-Box 3124 sounded at 1525 hrs for a garage fire that extended to a 3 story house.

5-11-1967-Box 33 sounded for a large brush fire on Big Hill in Bradford. Westerly assisted Bradford and Dunn's Corners.

5-12-1970-Box 17 sounded at 1915 hrs for mutual aid to Dunn's Corners for a large barn at the Langworthy Farms. 1 Westerly engine responded.

5-7-1971-Box 2214 sounded for a large brush fire off Watch Hill Road. Mutual aid provided by all local area departments. 30 acres was scorched.

5-15-1974-Boxes 612 and 3131 sounded at 1115 hrs for a fire that did extensive damage to the Immaculate Conception Church on High St. Pawcatuck provided 1 engine.

5-30-1976-Box 12 sounded at sounded at 1315 hrs for mutual aid to Watch Hill for a fire at Treasure Hill on Kidd's Way. Westerly sent a full response. Mutual aid also provided by Misquamicut and Dunn's Corners. Extensive damage done to the roof and top floor.

5-10-1977-Boxes 3222 and 3232 sounded at 2130 hrs for a fire at the Celico's Furniture Westerly-Bradford Rd.

5-26-1982-Box 535 sounded at 1830 for a structure fire 88 1/2 High St.

5-12-1985-Box 541 sounded at 0152 hrs for a structure fire at Westone Pre-School on Beach St.

5-9-1986-Boxes 4115 and 4121 sounded at 0235 for a fire at the Calabrese Club on Pleasant St. Mutual aid from Pawcatuck. Building completely destroyed.

5-31-1989-Box 1144 sounded for a boat fire at Pier 65 Marina 65 Margin St.

5-23-1992-Boxes 324 and 1124 sounded at 0634 hrs for a porch fire at The Elms, 22 Elm St. Fire began in mulch beds and extended to the porch.

5-12-2000-Box 1243 sounded at 2051 hrs for a garage fire at 44 East Ave. 3 firefighters hurt when hose line burst.

5-3-2001-Box 1231 sounded at 0426 hrs for a structure fire in a 2 1/2 story house at 69 Cross St. Elderly women pulled fro m home by Westerly Police. Fire extended from 2nd floor to attic and roof. Mutual aid provide by Pawcatuck. Home also had oxygen tanks on premises.

5-8-2005-Box 18 sounded at 0300 hrs for mutual aid to Bradford. Fire in the Chem room at BDA. Engine 2 and Ladder 1 respond with additional units from the area.

5-15-2007-Box 18 sounded at 1814 hrs for mutual aid to Bradford for a mill Fire at BDA. Fire involved a large section of the mill and the mill roof. Extensive mutual aid from southern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut. At one point over 250 firefighters, 2 canteen units, RI EMA Mobile Command Post and over 92 pieces of apparatus called. 8 Aerial ladders in operation at one point. Large EMS presence.

5-27-2015-Box 13 sounded at 1604 hrs for mutual aid to Pawcatuck for a fire on third floor of Clark Thread Mill, Northeast Marine Liquidators section. Westerly responded with Engines 12 and 4 and Ladder 1. Extensive mutual aid from area departments and the Mystic FD fire boat. Fire confined to area of origin with damage to some roof members.

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