The fire departments responded to a total of 15 calls in the last week. These calls included the following: A utility line down in a yard, a problem with an electric heater, power wires down along with a transformer fire, a duck house on fire, and an outside odor of natural gas. In addition there were 10 fire alarms that turned out to be unintentional activations, and alarm malfunctions.
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Long Hill Fire Department
At 11:38 hours on March 21, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to a Fresh Meadow Drive residence for a reported power line down in the yard. Firefighters responded to the scene and began their investigation. Crews reported that this was a phone or cable wire not a power wire. Notification was made to the proper utility company for a repair crew to respond. Firefighters placed barrier tape around the area to secure the scene.
Once the situation was placed under control, crews cleared the scene and returned back to their stations.
Nichols Fire Department
At 10:46 on March 20, the Nichols Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to a Carousel Drive residence for a report of a problem with an electric heater. The first arriving fire chief on scene confirmed the initial dispatch. Firefighters were able to isolate the power source to the heater removing the hazard. The occupant of the house was advised to have the appliance serviced before using it again. Crews checked to ensure there was no hidden fire behind the heater in the walls.
Once their investigation was complete crews were released to return to their stations.
At 06:21 on March 18, the Trumbull Center Fire Department, with assistance from the Nichols Fire Department, responded to a Midland Road residence for a report of a duck house on fire. The first arriving fire chief reported an outside structure that was heavily involved. Firefighters stretched a hose line and extinguished the fire. Crews overhauled the burnt structure to ensure the fire was completely out. The fire marshals office was notified of the fire and responded to the scene.
After crews picked up the equipment used they were released from the scene and returned back to their quarters.