Pritchard hydrants studied after fire

Hydrant on Bostock Crescent in Pritchard has been bagged.

Hydrant on Bostock Crescent in Pritchard has been bagged.

PRITCHARD — I spent some time in Pritchard yesterday (Jan. 8, 2016) due to concerns arising out of the New Year’s Day fire on Bostock Crescent that destroyed a large shed and damaged the siding on the back of a home on Anker Road.

The Pritchard volunteer fire department was called to the blaze at 1361 Bostock Cresc. shortly before 10 p.m. but found that a hydrant a couple of doors down wasn’t operational.

The crew then ran a line from a hydrant on Gerella Road and got the fire under control, preventing it from spreading to any homes and doing further damage. Fire Chief Marc Coray and his crew of volunteers did a great job and are to be commended.

I’ve been discussing the situation with TNRD staff, who have been investigating the hydrant issue along with the fire department all week. The object is to stop a similar problem from happening again.

More information will be forthcoming as the facts are clarified.

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