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HYANNIS STRUCTURE FIRE
DURING HURRICANE SANDY
OCTOBER 29, 2012
While the winds and rain of Hurricane
Sandy were winding down, Hyannis firefighters responded to
a reported structure fire at 55 Iyannough Road (Route 28) near the Yarmouth line around
2100 hours on Monday October 29, 2012.
The fire was primarily in the attic
above a Brazilian BBQ known as Fogo located in an end
unit of a "U" shaped commercial building. Firefighters made an interior attack and experienced
a close call when the fire in the attic lit up during ventilation with two firefighters having to
scramble to escape, nearly getting burned. The "working fire" was extinguished quickly
by Hyannis, Yarmouth, and COMM crews.
This incident came after a full day of
storm related responses as winds gusting into the 60's
took down trees, wires, and resulted in the expected increase in responses during such
storms. Overall, Cape Cod seemed to have faired pretty well during the historic
category 1 hurricane that caused so much damage to the east coast.
Full moon visible through clearing skies.
Heavy fire damage in attic.
HURRICANE "SUPERSTORM" SANDY
Cape Cod Escapes
Hurricane "Superstorm" Sandy
It took several days to come up the coast,
making landfall along the New Jersey
shore on Oct 29, 2012 resulting in wide spread
devastation in the metro New York-New Jersey area.
Fire and EMS crews across Cape Cod
responded to many storm related
incidents, but fortunately the damage
was not wide spread or severe.
Power crews worked through the
night getting the Cape electrical
systems back in service.
Personnel from several Cape Cod departments that are
part of the MATF-1 FEMA USAR Team were dispatched
to New York City following Sandy to conduct search