putney general store fire

putney general store fire

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Walpole, NH

#1 Nov 2, 2009
guess someone didnt want a store there by the sounds of it
flat lander

United States

#2 Nov 2, 2009
The fire dept. did what they could but by there arrival the building was fully involved and the second building with apts. was in trouble. they called for 4 alarms and from Rockingham to Vernon and over to Halifax. Across the river from Charlestown done to Hinsdale over to Keene Sullivan and even Swanzey. The power co and the VSP and county police.It started or was called in around 9:30pm and by midnight they had it knocked out but still on scene to at least 4;00am. Along night for a army of fire fighters from the Keene dispatch area. They will be tired today and still have mop up duties at the scene and their equipment. There are and will be today a lot of broken hearts and all the rebuild was washed down sacketts brook. Sad day in Putney for many and a set back in the future of the village.

Dublin, NH

#3 Nov 2, 2009
What moves daaaaaaa. I wonder, to write that this was arson? Does he know something we don't? Out with it!

Pittsford, VT

#4 Nov 2, 2009
So sad.
flat lander

United States

#5 Nov 2, 2009
well it is a typical response for "lighting" striking twice but best to leave that up to the VSP investigation team and not fester any ill will for those who had their hopes and dreams "more than dampened" again especially in these times of floundering in and on a lot of fronts.

Walpole, NH

#6 Nov 2, 2009
yea i shouldnt jump the gun ,sorry about that comment just seams strange is all, was there anyone living there?
if not even stranger
but who am i to say, just seams theres alot of crap in this world now a days
Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#7 Nov 2, 2009
Your arson investigation and your fire codes suck in small town Vermont.

Walpole, NH

#8 Nov 2, 2009
well mike ya know why the wind blows in vermont so much? cause nh sucks
Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#9 Nov 2, 2009
Did the reformer remove my comments from the first Putney general store fire in topix. It would be interesting seeing them now?

Queens Village, NY

#10 Nov 2, 2009
Note that the latest Reformer article points towards suspicions of arson. Why am I not surprised. What a shame.
flat lander

United States

#11 Nov 2, 2009
MIKE I deleted your post just by shift command plus then alt /f8 and puff. tomorrow in a live chat with you I'll try it live and see what happens or will you post under a new sly cover
Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#12 Nov 2, 2009
Oh boy, now I can’t remember what messages I put where

Holly smokes this entre had 106 comments just ten minutes ago...now it just has 11?
Not Impressed by the Pig

Putney, VT

#13 Nov 3, 2009
I'm guessing that's because of you, Mikey.

The Fire Dept and all responding Law Enforcement officers were amazing. Thank you for preventing the fire from spreading more.

Its going to take a while, but Putney will recover.
Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#14 Nov 3, 2009
It is something to think about...they is no drama or hero production if the fire didn’t happen. There is no fire fighting heroics with enforcing proper fire codes or tough fire department inspections. There would be no dramatic media fire devastation stories to get cover. I mean, who gets excited with fire codes and it always angers the business owners.

As far as the value of the precautionary pre fire work activities of the fire department and fire codes...what fun is counting up the monies saved with not having a fire....I bet you they would pull away funding from a fire department that did not have fires because they spent all their money preventing them.

Anyone see any really sexy newspaper stories...with the fire truck’s flasher lights on and the flames racing to the stars...on fire codes and what it takes to prevent a fire?

Honestly, the 4th estate is just not doing their community and national service like they once did. If the little people in the community yearned for that kind of newspaper, I am sure the newspapers and other media would follow.

But like I said, and everyone recognizes it, we have turned into a "feel good" society not a do the right thing society.


Walpole, NH

#15 Nov 3, 2009
smokey the bear says :you should never smoke in your tent for the sleeping bag you burn may be your wife:

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