Fire Log — June 9-15
The fire departments responded to a total of 15 calls in last week. These calls included the following: An investigation of a debris fire, car fire, a tree and power wires down in the road, a motor vehicle accident involving a guardrail, an outside smoke investigation, a natural gas leak, and a possible illegal burn.
In addition there were eight fire alarms that turned out to be unintentional activations, and alarm malfunctions.
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Long Hill Fire Department
At 07:38 hours on June 15, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to Route 15 south bound between exit 48 and 47 for a reported car fire. The first arriving fire apparatus reported there was a van on the right side of the highway with the engine compartment fully involved. Firefighters stretched a hose line and began to extinguish the fire. Additional fire apparatus on scene created a safety zone for the firefighters working on extinguishing the fire by shutting down the right lane. Crews stood by on scene until the van was removed by the tow truck.
Once the situation was placed under control, firefighters returned back to their stations.
Nichols Fire Department
At 06:14 hours on June 14, the Nichols Fire Department responded to Old Dyke Road for a report of a tree down with power wires down in the roadway. The first arriving fire apparatus confirmed the initial dispatch upon arriving on scene. Firefighters secured the area and awaited the arrival of the power company.
Once the power company arrived on scene and took over operations, crews were released to return back to their quarters in service.
At 21:47 on June 13, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to Route 8 north bound in the area of exit 8 for a motor vehicle accident involving a guard rail. The first arriving fire chief on scene reported a single car into the guard rail and was continuing to investigate the accident. Crews reported no signs of smoke or fire coming from the vehicle and that they were remaining on scene for the tow truck.
Once the vehicle was removed from the highway crews were released from the scene to return to their quarters.