Comments for: Search continues for driver who sparked Machias hospital electrical fire

Posted Sept. 11, 2012, at 6:44 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 11, 2012, at 5:42 p.m.

MACHIAS | As of Tuesday afternoon, Machias police were continuing to search for the driver of a vehicle that struck a utility pole Monday evening, triggering a power surge that sparked an electrical fire at Down East Community Hospital in Machias. The surge, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday, filled …

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  • Anonymous

    A little more detail would make it a lot easier for the public to help, such as a description of the vehicle. 

  • Anonymous

    The car must have had some plates on it, to run the registration, to at least find out who the vehicle belongs to. Or check the glove box. Shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. If the owner wasn’t driving it, who did they lend their vehicle to and allow to drive it…….

    • Anonymous

      or who stole it…

      • Anonymous

        I thought of that, too. But, it doesn’t say in the article that the vehicle had been reported stolen.

  • Anonymous

    While I am grateful that no one was injured nor evacuated….. why wasn’t an electrical boot/surge protector in place?

  • Anonymous

    Some local yokel out for a joy ride…

    • Anonymous

      Some drunk local yokel. Why do you think he ran?

  • Anonymous

    This is a news story? Where is the detail? How about an update?  This sounds more like an outline that the reporter forget to fill out or was tool lazy to follow up on. Try to remember the 5 W’s such as who, what, when, where, and why.  8 hours after the incident I would think you could write a decent story instead of a breaking news blurb.

  • County Escapee

    The hospital never heard of surge protectors? My breaker panel has one…..

    • Anonymous

      Sometimes they fail, but you would think that a hospital that uses some pretty expensive equipment, that they’d have a system in place to prevent surges, but again that could fail.

      • County Escapee

        Yup to all you said. After a faulty drop to my place and the ruination of close to every electrical thing in the house, plus a small fire in a wall plug in, we made the call for a whole house protector. May not always do the job, but it IS cheap insurance. Nobody wants to have exploding lightbulbs while the family is relaxing for the evening! :)

  • Anonymous

    What kind of vehicle was it?

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