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Old 10-19-2017, 10:27 PM   #1
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It looked like a pretty good fire on sleepers island "again" called it in-to 911! again!
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:34 PM   #2
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:07 AM   #3
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It looked like a pretty good fire on sleepers island "again" called it in-to 911! again!
(hope the pictures went through)
There was another fire yesterday? I'd heard there was a brush fire on Sleepers on Monday. This would be the second in less than a week!
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:01 AM   #4
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No it's same Brush fire as Monday I just haven't had time to post it

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Old 10-20-2017, 01:48 PM   #5
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Default Any update on the fire?

I'm curious if there's any updates on the fires on Sleepers island.
Was there a response from Alton FD? Was it contained?

Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:48 PM   #6
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I'm curious if there's any updates on the fires on Sleepers island.
Was there a response from Alton FD? Was it contained?

Any info would be appreciated.
Don't know if it is related but when I was at Glendale docks Monday afternoon the Gilford fire boat came in with a crew. When I joked that they had picked a lousy day to go out training on the lake they told me that they were at a brush fire "on one of the islands". Possibly providing mutual aid to Alton on Sleepers?
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:20 PM   #7
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I'm curious if there's any updates on the fires on Sleepers island.
Was there a response from Alton FD? Was it contained?

Any info would be appreciated.
Yes, Alton FD was there.
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:25 PM   #8
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:38 PM   #10
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:50 AM   #11
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I'm pretty sure the red boat in the above picture is the Gilford fire boat.
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:35 AM   #12
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I'm pretty sure the red boat in the above picture is the Gilford fire boat.
That is correct it is the "Snuffer"; old and marginally equipped but still able to render some assistance.
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:19 AM   #13
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I'm curious if there's any updates on the fires on Sleepers island.
Was there a response from Alton FD? Was it contained?

Any info would be appreciated.
According to what I heard on the scanner during the fire, four towns responded: Gilford, Alton, Wolfeboro and Tuftonboro. The fire was fairly quickly contained by water pumped by the Gilford and Alton boats through hoses hauled onto the land, but the FD crews spent another hour or so soaking the entire area to ensure no embers could re-ignite. The FD crews were told by someone on the island that a property owner had been burning brush the previous weekend on the land where the fire originated. Without the quick work of the FD crews this fire could have been very bad, as the wind last Monday was strong and gusty. Fortunately, it appears no buildings were damaged.
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:38 PM   #14
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Thanks to all who replied with info.
As a Sleepers owner we often think how disastrous it could be to have a fire on the island.

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Old 11-04-2017, 09:37 AM   #15
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Can someone tell me where on Sleepers the fire was? Was it on the side facing Smith Point, about 5 lots from the castle?

I reported a brush fire there 3 years ago that almost caught the woods on fire, then again this last summer he was at it again burning brush that got out of control.
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:26 AM   #16
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Can someone tell me where on Sleepers the fire was? Was it on the side facing Smith Point, about 5 lots from the castle?
Yes, it was at the end of the island facing Smith Point. I believe it originated on the lot behind the big pile of rocks in Smith Point's post #8 above.
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