Structure Fire at Wilder Ridge , Bucket Brigade Helps Save Home

Early April 8 about 3:30 a.m., the Telegraph Ridge Volunteer Fire Company (TRVFC) was paged for a structure fire in the Jewett Ridge area of Wilder Ridge. Crews from that company responded with three pieces of equipment. Cal Fire, Whitethorn Fire and one volunteer from Honeydew Fire responded as well.

Peter Lawsky, Chief of the TRVFC reported that when emergency crews arrived on scene neighbors were already there with a bucket brigade. Even though the owner was not at home at the time, Lawsky said, neighbors formed a bucket brigade to a water tank about 100 feet away and “kept it down enough” that firefighters were able to save the home when they arrived.

The cause, he said, appeared to be a generator. “The generator room, part of a deck and one wall of the house were involved,” he said. “The rest of the home was saved.”

Telegraph Ridge Volunteer Fire Company

Telegraph Ridge Volunteer Fire Company [Photo from a 2013 fundraiser.]

Want to show your appreciation to the hardworking crews of the Telegraph Ridge Volunteer Company? On the 25th of this month, they’ll be holding a fundraiser at Ettersburg school. There’ll be a BBQ and bands. NPK is playing! Come on by to show the folks how much you appreciate what they do…The next home they save might be yours.



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