A roadside grass fire halted construction of DEW’s new U.S. Port of Entry project on Tuesday, April 12th. Thanks to their quick actions, DEW employees doused the fire before any damage could happen.
A small fire started on the grassy edge off I-91 but winds pushed the flames down the embankment and into several small trees and bushes. Subcontractor Dalton Lefevre (SD Ireland) was first to discover the fire and immediately notified DEW and fire authorities. DEW foreman Tom Langlois and carpenter Tim Menard grabbed fire extinguishers and were able to douse the flames before they spread to the project. The fire was almost out by the time the fire department arrived.