My day started at 1am when my sump pump failed. My gas hot water heater and gas furnace was starting to go under water and I started bailing away. After about 20 minutes the water was still gaining on me so a call to the Gloucester Fire Department was made. The crew from Engine 4 arrived luckily with the last portable pump available. Thanks to them I was able to replace my sump pump with a new one this afternoon and no damage to the water heater or the furnace. Then just before 6pm I hear a report of a fire on Bass Rocks Road. Flames consumed an attached garage and again thanks to the Gloucester Firefighters no one was hurt and they saved the home!
Fire on the rocks!
Rainbow through the smoke!
Engulfed in smoke.
Fighting the fire.
Fire breaks through.
Surrounding the house.
Back of the house.
Ladder on the way.
Fire in the window.
Putting up a ladder.
Part of roof gone.
Engine 6 and the Back Shore.
Looking back as I head home.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!