ROOFING COMPANY BUILDING TOTAL LOSS AFTER SATURDAY FIRE

by Christian Mower on August 20, 2012

THE CHIEF OF THE REDSTONE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS A ROOFING CONTRACTOR’S BUILDING IN REDSTONE IS A TOTAL LOSS AFTER A FIRE BURNED IT SATURDAY MORNING.

ROB GARLAND SAYS HIS DEPARTMENT – ALONG WITH FIREFIGHTERS FROM EAST CONWAY, CENTER CONWAY, CONWAY AND NORTH CONWAY – RESPONDED TO DWIGHT AND SONS ROOFING ON EASTERN AVENUE OFF EAST CONWAY ROAD SHORTLY AFTER 6:15 A.M. AFTER A REPORT OF SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE BUILDING.

AMBULANCES FROM NORTH CONWAY AND CENTER CONWAY ALSO RESPONDED.

A CONWAY POLICE OFFICER CONFIRMED THERE WAS FIRE AT THE SCENE.

GARLAND SAYS THE 50 BY 150 FOOT BUILDING HOUSED THE ROOFING COMPANY AS WELL AS MOUNT WASHINGTON VALLEY TOWING – AND AS THE FIRE GREW LARGER, FIREFIGHTERS FROM MADISON AND FRYEBURG, MAINE WERE ALSO CALLED TO ASSIST.

ABOUT 50 FIREFIGHTERS WERE AT THE SCENE.

GARLAND BELIEVES THE FIRE STARTED INSIDE A DAMAGED CAR THAT HAD BEEN TOWED AND PLACED INSIDE THE BUILDING AFTER IT HIT A TREE, CAUSING ITS BATTERY TO DISLODGE AND ARC AND BURN THE CAR’S FRAME.

THAT CAUSED A HALF DOZEN OTHER CARS INSIDE THE BUILDING TO ALSO BURN.

THE ROOFING CONTRACTOR WAS ABLE TO SALVAGE MOST OF ITS EQUIPMENT AND THE TOWING COMPANY’S TOW TRUCKS WERE SAVED – BUT ITS GARAGE AND TOOLS WERE DESTROYED.

NO ONE WAS HURT. GARLAND SAYS THE FIRE IS NOT CONSIDERED SUSPICIOUS. IT WAS INVESTIGATED BY HIS DEPARTMENT, CONWAY POLICE AND THE NEW HAMPSHIRE FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE.