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Call History
Structure Fire on Greenbriar Drive
Mon. Jan 25th 2021

On Monday, January 25 at approximately 1259 hours the Essex Fire Department, Essex Junction Fire Department and Essex Rescue were dispatched to respond to 36 Greenbriar Drive in the Town of Essex for a residential structure fire. 

En route, a large column of smoke could be seen from across the town, prompting an Essex Fire officer to call for mutual aid from Williston Fire, Underhill-Jericho Fire, Colchester Fire and VTANG Fire. 

Ladder 3, Engine 7 and Car 9 all responded to the scene. Ladder 3 arrived approximately two minutes behind Essex Fire Engine 3. Ladder 3 crew observed a two story, wood frame raised ranch with fire showing from the rear and delta sides of the residence. 

EFD personnel had already made entry into the structure to mount an aggressive interior attack. Ladder 3 crew threw the aerial to the roof, threw ground ladders for egress and stretched a second attack line to the bravo side to make entry through the garage. Just prior to making entry to the garage, the crew from Ladder 3 knocked down a significant volume of fire on the rear of the residence involving an enclosed porch. 

Ladder 3 crew then made entry into the garage, encountering zero visibility and moderate heat. The crew worked their way deeper into the structure before locating fire in three separate rooms. At this time, the crew from Engine 7 had made entry into the front door of the residence to conduct a primary search as well as stretch a third attack line into the building. Engine 7 crew encountered significant fire conditions on the main living level of the residence, which was quickly extinguished. Williston Fire Engine 1 and Rescue 1 had arrived shortly behind Ladder 3 and were tasked with extinguishing the fire on the rear of the structure. 

Once the main bulk of the fire was knocked down by Essex, Essex Junction and Williston Firefighters, operations switched to salvage and overhaul mode. Personnel from Colchester and VTANG assisted with overhaul and extinguishing hot spots throughout the building. 

Firefighters operated on the scene for approximately four hours before overhaul was complete and all equipment was returned to service. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time but is believed to be accidental. Any questions should be referred to the Essex Fire Department. 

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