The Easton Volunteer Fire Company had a busy weekend, responding to a barn fire and a brush fire May 2 and 3. Following are details, supplied by Casey Meskers, president of the volunteer fire company.
The Easton Volunteer Fire Company responded to a fire alarm on Honeysuckle Hill Lane on May 2 at 1:57 a.m. When the firefighters arrived, they found a fully involved large barn fire. The homeowner had already led all the horses from the barn.
The firefighters worked through the night to extinguish the fire. The Weston, West Redding and Botsford Volunteer fire departments provided mutual assistant at the fire. The Fairfield and Trumbull fire departments covered the Easton station in case of any additional calls.
The Easton Volunteer Fire Company was made aware of a very large brush fire on Den Road on May 3. The fire was about 1.5 miles into the woods. Firefighters fought the fire for several hours.
They were assisted by the amazing team efforts from the volunteer fire departments from Weston, West Redding, Redding Ridge, Trumbull and the Easton EMS, Easton fire marshal and with assistance from the Easton Police Department.
Four-wheel drive vehicles and quads were needed to bring equipment deep into the woods. The Easton Volunteer Fire Company was able to pump water from the reservoir to fight the fire. Due to the large amount of dry vegetation the fire spread quickly over multiple acres.