Residents: Siren never sounded
Alarm goes off daily, but not before Babb Fire
September 17, 2020
MALDEN — Angry residents wanted an answer Tuesday on why the city's fire siren never sounded on Labor Day when the Babb Fire swept through town.
During a meeting that attracted more than 150 residents, volunteers and government officials, several residents loudly demanded an answer.
Among those residents is Vanessa Place, whose home was destroyed, leaving her, her husband and four kids living out of a travel trailer in the burned-out town.
"It (the siren) goes off at noon every day," she said. "It did not go off (on Labor Day, Sept. 7)."
Place directed her frustration at City Councilman S...