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Posted by:Apr 7th 2004, 12:33:06 pm
Fig Tree News TeamLast Saturday's all-music festival on Bay Street raised almost $10,000 towards the new fire engine, which is expected to arrive on island within the next week or so. The great old big red fire truck was brought out of retirement -- for what everyone thought would be a final bow -- to offer rides around the island to excited kids of all ages.

In related news, though, Kenny Sturrup's classic wooden house on Barracks Lane [between Chapel Street and Gaol Lane] caught fire at 7:00a the very next day. All family members escaped without injury. Thanks to the well-coordinated efforts of Briland Fire captain Jefferson Johnson and his all-volunteer firefighting team, the OLD FIRE TRUCK successfully put the fire out.

The fire truck team -- Fire Captain Johnson, Lisa Aranha Thurston, Doug Lorey, Harvey Roberts, Darrell Johnson, Warren Grant, Robert Arthur --thanks the heroic assistance of neighbours Father Pinder of the St. John's Anglican Parsonage, whose rainwater cistern helped save the day, and Coral Sands manager Jacques Brouchier, who assisted with the water hose.

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