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Dwight Lawson looks through pictures of the fire which destroyed his hay barn. (Sean Ryan/Republic)

Fighting fire with funds: Groton men battle bills from fire district

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GROTON -- Dwight Lawson woke up to the sound of his phone ringing.

He answered. Then, he listened as a neighbor told him his hay shed was on fire.


By the time he arrived at his hay shed, located down the road from his home on a farm in rural Groton, firefighters were already there trying to extinguish the blaze, which he described as "a red beam of fire."

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