Brattleboro Sub Station Fire Press Release

Michael Bucossi Leonard Howard III

Fire Chief Assistant Chief

Press Release

Date: 11/01/19 Nature of call: Equipment cabinet and transformer fire

Address: Green Mountain Power Sub Station – Veterans’ Bridge, Putney Rd

Time of Call: 10:25am Type of Building: Variety of electrical equipment

Under Control: 10:45am Injuries: No Owner: Green Mountain Power

Brattleboro Trucks on Scene: 2 Brattleboro FF’s: 6

Assisting Agencies on Scene: BPD, Green Mountain Power

Mutual Aid Towns on Scene: N/A

Mutual Aid Towns Covering Brattleboro Stations: N/A

Action Taken: At 10:25am Engine 2 & Utility 8 responded to the Power Sub Station just south of the Veterans’ Bridge for a reported transformer fire. Upon arrival they had a significant fire in a large power vault and transformer. An attack line was stretched to the area but the decision was made to let the fire burn due to high voltage electric equipment. Green Mountain Power arrived on the scene shortly after the arrival of the 1st fire apparatus and got the power killed to the sight and the fire burned out approximately 15 minutes after that. Putney Rd was closed for approximately 30 minutes during the incident and the fire caused a widespread power outage which lasted approximately 2 hours until power could be bypassed, and some repairs made. There were no injuries and damage was confined to the 2 large pieces of equipment. Green Mountain Power is looking into the cause.


Contact: Michael Bucossi

Fire Chief

Town of Brattleboro

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