Battery 'blows up' on apparatus at Mass. fire station

No one was hurt, but everyone was startled

By J.P. Ellery
The Telegram & Gazette

EAST BROOKFIELD, Mass. — A little excitement occurred Saturday night for the town's fire department. Chief Peter Livermore told selectmen Monday that one of the batteries in Engine Number 1 "blew up." The unit is equipped with four batteries.

"I think there was a short circuit and it arced," the chief said.

He said it was an obvious surprise for everyone who was there at the fire station at the time, but "no one was hurt."

Copyright 2010 Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Request product info from top Fire Apparatus Accessories companies

Thank You!

By submitting your information, you agree to be contacted by the selected vendor(s) and that the data you submit is exempt from Do Not Sell My Personal Information requests. View our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

  1. Tags
  2. Apparatus

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2021 FireRescue1. All rights reserved.