If a big wildfire hit Cape Cod - access would be very limited for mutual aid units
there are only 2 bridges to access the Cape and there is only 1 major highway that runs the length of the Cape If power lines dropped across the roads by the bridges or anywhere along Rte 6 - there would be no way to get outside fire units onto Cape Cod - and no way to move the units to the far reachs of the outer cape (Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown etc). Cape Cod is not like other parts of Massachusetts where mutual aid can approach from multiple different directions. (ambulance and police units would face the same issues when trying to access Cape Cod) I wonder if a Boston fireboat would have any luck keeping a wildfire out of Provincetown? I dont think they can throw water far enough to reach any burning vegetation. Maybe they could supply hoselines though. I think that Provincetown has 5 pumpers. If they could get water out of the ocean somehow, maybe they could keep a wildfire out of Provincetown. If they could get into position. Update - Looking at the Google satellite view of Provincetown, there is only 1 narrow strip of land and homes that could carry a conflagration into Provincetown. But - Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, and Orleans look like they are ripe for a major conflagration - with few alternative roadways for Rte 6. Maybe 15 or 20 'off Cape' pumpers should be moved to Orleans and the lower cape anytime there is Class 5 fire weather on Cape Cod. And the local fire agencies should heavily staff every vehicle that can be mustered. Putting some airtankers at the Cape airports would be good also. But that would probably never happen. (on the other hand - Nova Scotia and PA/NJ are not really that far away for an airtanker - the big delay would be getting permission to fly to Cape Cod) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "massfire" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to massfire+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/massfire. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.