September 19, 2002
Firemen Keep Busy On Day Of Remembrance
It's ironic that on the day the nation was honoring emergency service personnel on the anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks that the Scotland County Fire Department was twice called into service.
The first fire was reported at 3:45 p.m. September 11 at a residence on Clay Street (Highway 15). The house sustained minor smoke damage from a small fire that started in a trash can in the residence. The flames were quickly extinguished without any fire damage to the home.
The second call came at approximately 6:10 p.m. as the firemen were gathering for the community 9-11 memorial service to be held that evening at the Scotland County R-I High School.
A fire was reported in a shed behind a residence on Cecil Street. A quick response time allowed the department to quickly bring the fire under control with minimal damage to the north and west walls of the structure as well as the roof.
All 20 firemen on hand for the ceremonies responded to the call taking five fire trucks to the location. They were at the scene for approximately 20 minutes. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The department was able to return on schedule for the 7:00 p.m. start time at the memorial service.