The Gloucester Firefighters participate in the Fill the Boot campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy.
Reports were that two houses in Gloucester were on fire which is understandable as there was a beautiful attached in-law suite for this local family. Last evening’s sights, crunching sounds and smells were ferocious. The homeowners are safe. Firefighters and emergency personnel faced that challenging inferno and are ok. The house was deemed a total loss. Cape Ann Motor Inn at Long Beach provided shelter.
Here’s the link to Arianna MacNeill’s swift and fine reporting for the Gloucester Daily Times Two-Alarm Fire Ravages Gloucester home.
Photos in the cold light of day. Want to help? https://www.gofundme.com/cx6wy-mann-house-fire
Rockport Road to the right of Long Beach Dairy Maid is closed – no access in or out to Long Beach Motor Inn (call first). Several fire trucks and emergency personnel are engaged and working on a cold, windy night. Safe wishes for all involved.
*Driving into Rockport via Thatcher Road was still open.
Nine years ago today, my dad, Ed “Pee Wee” Lowe, passed away. He was a Gloucester firefighter when all the wharf fires and huge hotel fires happened. He was small, yet feisty. He had a love/hate relationship with the Red Sox, collected everything, owned the Hesperus Bottle Shop in Magnolia, and beat me in every single pingpong game we ever played. The old firemen remember him. One cool guy. This was one of his favorite prints. Sure do miss him. —-Sharon