Weekend Sees Numerous Fires

By Sam Miller
Local fire departments had a busy weekend of calls. The Honesdale Fire Department received eleven calls, seven of which were for structure fires. Ladders and an engine from HFD responded to three incidents on Saturday, including a second alarm fire on the Great Bend Turnpike in Pleasant Mount that drew numerous companies. There a home had caught fire at around 9am. The family inside was able to safely escape and there is no word yet on the cause. Fire departments are advising caution as there is an increased risk of fire. According to the Wildland Fire Assessment System, there is a high risk of potential fire today.