Sunday, March 12, 2023

Not Just a Figure of Speech

There was a dumpster fire in the 400 block of Cherry Alley this morning. A car parked nearby also caught fire. The fire was discovered and reported at about 8:00 a.m. Gossips' sources report that the Hudson Police Department arrived at the scene in fewer than 90 seconds, and the first firefighters from the Hudson Fire Department were on the scene in less than 3 minutes. Readers provided these photographs and this video of the incident.

The cause of the fire is not known. Police are reviewing security camera footage. According to Gossips' sources, business owners on the block have confirmed that they will immediately install multiple cameras to increase awareness and monitoring.

1 comment:

  1. There are municipalities which have it written in their codes that all dumpsters must be locked at all times. Hudson does not. Locked dumpsters prevent fires like this one, as well as the rampant dumping of trash in alley dumpsters by all sorts of people, even those from out of town who arrive with their trash and easily and cheaply dispose of it in our unlocked dumpsters in our alleys. This dumping is such a problem that our Code Enforcement team is often out inspecting garbage in dumpsters to identify illegal dumpers. The fine is $50. Prevention would be a smarter first step, but common sense codes and rules are not one of City Hall's strong points.
    It could have been a building that was destroyed rather than a car.