By BRENDAN KIRBY
When an automatic fire alarm sounded a few weeks ago, the Longmeadow Volunteer Fire Co. rushed to the scene.
When firefighters got to the road, however, Chief Richard M. Roche said they had trouble finding the right house. The problem? The house numbers were too small to read from the road.
"We finally got it narrowed down to the house. But with bigger numbers, there would have been no narrowing down," he said.
It is a problem Roche said he hopes to correct at the fire company's open house Sunday. Amid refreshments and demonstrations, Roche said the fire company will give away 3-inch house numbers. The open house runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 19037 Longmeadow Road.