At 8:47 PM on Thursday, September 12th, the Carroll County Sheriffs Office took a 911 call reporting a structure fire at 41 Willey Road in Milton Mills. Milton Fire-Rescue was dispatched along with the automatic first alarm for district two, including an Engine from Wakefield Fire, Acton Fire and a Tanker from Lebanon Fire. While responding, Chief One confirmed with dispatch the report of flames showing and requested an additional tanker from Middleton Fire. At 8:53 PM, Wakefield Chief One, who was in the area, arrived on scene reporting a large farm house with an attached barn that was fully involved. The Chief reported the fire to be extending into the ell of the structure. Milton Chief One requested the Second Alarm at 8:54 PM. At 8:55 PM, Milton Engine 4, housed at Station 2, arrived on scene and stretched an 1 3/4" line in an attempt to knock down the fire in the ell of the residence. Chief One arrived on scene at 8:57 PM and established Milton Command. At 9:01 PM the Third Alarm was requested bringing in two additional engine's and a
tanker. Upon the arrival of Engine 6 from Station 1 at 9:02 PM, laid 1000' of 4 inch supply line from the intersection of Main Street and Church Street to the scene. At this time Milton Chief Three established Operations. The crew from Engine 6 then made entry into the main part of the building, attempting to cut off the fire from the main part of the residence. As additional crews arrived, crews began working the fire on both the first and second floor. At 9:33 PM, crews were evacuated from the building under the order of Operations due a lack of a reliable water supply. Eight minutes later, water supply was re-established and crews made entry into the first and second floor simultaneously. At the same time, the barn suffered a partial collapse. By 10:46 PM the Fourth and Fifth Alarms were filled out bringing in additional manpower due to the hot, humid conditions. The fire was placed under control at 11:01 PM and was reported completely extinguished at 12:02 AM. During the incident one firefighter was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Frisbie Medics, Wakefield Ambulance, Barrington Ambulance and New Durham Fire provided rehab and EMS support. New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Office investigated the scene the following day and determined the fire was caused by a lightning strike. The Following Agencies responded to the incident: Wakefield Fire Department, Acton Fire Department, Lebanon Fire Department, Farmington Fire Department, Frisbie Paramedics, Middleton Fire Department, Rochester Fire Department, Somersworth Fire Department, Wolfeboro Fire Department, Barrington Fire Department, Ossipee Corner Fire Department, Berwick Fire Department, New Durham Fire Department, Shapleigh Fire Department and Center Ossipee Fire Department.