Open Burning Season is Here, Permits Available for $20

Open burning season starts today, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Permits are available at the dispatch center in the Hamilton Public Safety Building at 265 Bay Road, according to Fire Chief Phil Stevens. Permits are $20 and $10 for seniors are 65 and older. The burning hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and … Continued

Adopt a Hydrant and Dig It Out

Please adopt a fire hydrant in your neighborhood, urges Hamilton Fire Chief Phil Stevens. After the significant snowstorm on Thursday, Stevens encourages residents to clear the fire hydrants near their home so they are ready to use in case of a fire. Ideally, a hydrant is clear three feet around it plus clear and visible … Continued

Fire Chief: Keep Heat Up in Preparation for Power Outages

Hamilton Fire Chief Phil Stevens offers up several tips and pieces of advice to get through Thursday’s blizzard and the subzero temperatures that are expected to follow. This blizzard includes heavy winds that could cause power outages. If a power outage occurs, it could be difficult for utility crews to restore power on due to … Continued

Faulty Chimney Cause of Early Morning Wall Fire

Hamilton firefighters contained a fire to the wall behind the chimney at a Linden Street home in the early morning hours on the day after Christmas. The Hamilton Fire Department was called to 215 Linden St. at 5:22 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26 for a report of smoke in the house. Firefighters arrived to find … Continued