Okay, what next? Oh yeah! Sadly, three weeks ago, the Gold Point Fire Department got a call at 1:20 am for a structure fire in, of all places, Gold Point! A house on the west side of town had caught fire. By the time we got there, smoke was coming out of the roof more than out the doors or windows. It appeared that the fire was in the attic, as well. Goldfield assisted, but the fire spread too quickly in the 100-year-old house for us to to be able to put it out. All we could do was hose down the buildings close by to prevent them from catching fire. They were so hot that steam was coming off them as the water was being sprayed on. In a very short while, the house was totally engulfed in flames. It was a very hot fire.
It was nearly sun-up when the flames died down enough for us to finally attack the fire and put it out. Our backup 10,000 gallon tank worked as designed for refills. We have a 4-inch supply hose with an elbow and a nipple to put into our tanks. We refilled our 4,000 gallon tanker twice and the smaller trucks a few times. We finally got back home around 7:30 am.
— Sheriff Stone