Nov. 3-9

The fire departments responded to a total of 31 calls in last week. These calls included the following: An investigation of a possible illegal burn, motor vehicle accident rollover, mutual aid to the Town of Easton for an oven fire, a possible structure fire, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, an oil spill in a house, station coverage to the Town of Shelton, motor vehicle accident into a stone wall, wires down, two separate brush fires, station coverage to the Town Monroe, a car accident involving a utility pole with possible entrapment, an odor of burning in a house, a motor vehicle accident involving a propane truck, and two separate leaf fires in the road.

In addition there were 12 fire alarms that turned out to be unintentional activations, and alarm malfunctions.

For information about the volunteer fire departments, visit each department’s website.

For information about becoming a volunteer, call 203-459-0159.

Long Hill Fire Department

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At 17:55 hours on Nov. 4, the Long Hill Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to a Maple Street residence for a reported electrical burning odor in the house. Crews investigated the structure and narrowed the odor down to the living room. Firefighters found a burned out light bulb in a lamp with no signs of extension. Firefighters ventilated the house to remove any residual odor.

Once the situation was placed under control, units returned back to quarters.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 08:01 on Nov. 6, the Nichols Fire Department responded to the Town of Shelton to the Huntington Fire Company for station coverage. Nichols fire department sent an engine with a crew to stand by for any additional calls in Shelton while the Shelton firefighters were at a working structure fire. The Crew from Nichols stood by at the Huntington firehouse for just under an hour until they were released by the Shelton crews.

Once released from their assignment, the crew returned to town in service.

Trumbull Center Fire Department

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At 19:33 on Nov. 4, the Trumbull Center Fire Department, with assistance from the Nichols Fire Department, responded to Moose Hill Road for a motor vehicle accident into a utility pole with possible entrapment. Crews were updated during their response that a firefighter stopped at the scene of the accident while responding to the fire house and reported that there was no entrapment from this accident. Firefighters arrived on scene and confirmed that the utility pole had been snapped from the accident. Crews checked for additional hazards and looked for possible fluids that could have spilled from the accident. Once EMS had taken care of the patient, firefighters stood by on scene providing a safety zone until the car could be removed from the scene and the utility company could repair the pole. After the situation was placed under control units were released and returned back to quarters.