01/12/2024 – Last night the Hawthorne Fire Dept was dispatched for a reported fire to the rear of an auto repair shop in town. Our members responded quickly and began the extinguishment of the fire which happened to be numerous tires, pallets and debris. the fire extended to three trucks with significant damage to each, and additional fire extension was to the auto repair shop. Our members began controlling the fire and quickly located a victim in the mist of the fire rubble, sadly this person was lost. I am proud as any chief officer could be with the professionalism and diligence in controlling, extinguishing the blaze and dealing with the unfortunate loss of a fire victim. The assistance and cooperation from Hawthorne Police, Hawthorne EMS, Hawthorne Fire Ladies Auxiliary and Glen Rock Fire Dept made the task much easier.
I thank each of you for a job well done and handling it with respect and compassion.