While Capital Area crews were busy fighting a fourth-alarm fire in Dunbarton (NH) on the evening of February 15, 2024, , a second fire in the area was toned out for a Warner (NH) home on fire. Because numerous Warner units were already on scene in Dunbarton, automatic mutual aid partners were dispatched, including engines from Loudon and Allenstown, normally a 30-minute drive from Warner. Bradford units, along with a Warner engine not in Dunbarton, arrived to find a log cabin fully involved, and a second alarm was dispatched, bringing in further mutual aid from the Capital Area and Kearsarge mutual aid associations. A number of apparatuses from the Dunbarton were also released to respond to Warner. Companies dealt with live wires in the driveway, a small brush fire threatening to run uphill to another house, and water supply issues due to the lack of hydrants. By the time crews had the fire darkened down, a snowstorm rolled through the area, bringing its own set of challenges with slippery conditions and wind gusts.

– Fire News photos by Sean Fesko and Jay Heath