Potentially Serious Fire Stopped


The Chester Volunteer Fire Department took quick action in controlling a fire on the Corkum property in Robinsons Corner.  There was no major structural damage. More importantly there were no injuries.

Ivan Corkum, whose son owns the property in question said that the quick response by the fire department saved the property and they owe them a lot of  thanks.

Initially the fire was considered dangerous and the Chester Fire Department decided to bring in its mutual aid departments from Chester Basin and Western Shore. They did also put in a call as to the availability of the DNR water carrier helicopter.  Deputy Chief David Richardson took the precaution of putting the residents on Wake Up Hill Road on potential evacuation notice should it spread too quickly.

Mr. Corkum said it was the neighbors who first noticed the fire and called it in. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.