Jan. 13-19

The fire departments responded to a total of 23 calls in last week. These calls included the following: Two separate possible chimney fires, a motor vehicle leaking gasoline, investigation of a water problem in a house, a possible carbon monoxide problem, investigation of a possible unknown cause of a burn to a person, a stove fire, check a report of water coming out the windows of a house, a hazardous condition in the basement of a house, an odor of something burning in a house, investigate an unknown type of an alarm, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, and a motor vehicle accident into a wall.

In addition there were 10 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 19:39 hours on Jan. 19, the Long Hill Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to a possible chimney fire on George Street. The first arriving fire chief reported that the homeowner tried to extinguish the fire in the fireplace and that there was a light smoke condition in the house. Firefighters ensured the fire was out and began to ventilate the structure to remove any residual smoke. Crews advised the homeowner to not use the fireplace until it was checked and cleaned by a repair company.

Once ventilation was complete, units cleared and returned back to their stations.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 16:00 hours on Jan. 14, the Nichols Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center Fire Department, responded to a North Street residence for a report of a hazardous condition in the basement. The first arriving fire unit reported that the hot water heater has let go and was leaking an oil in the basement. Firefighters also reported between four-to-five inches of water in the basement. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified of the situation. Firefighters placed absorbent pads on the water to aid in the oil containment.

Once the oil was shut off to the appliances in the basement, crews stood by for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection rep to arrive on scene. Upon his arrival, crews were released from the scene and returned to their stations.

Trumbull Center  Fire Department

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At 22:35 hours on Jan. 15, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to a Leonard Place residence for a report of water coming out of the windows. Crews arrived on scene and confirmed the initial report. Firefighters requested the water company to respond due to the water leaking in the house and it needed to be shut off at the street. Crews stood by on scene until a representative from the water company arrived to shut water flow off to the structure.

As firefighters finished their investigation, they were released from the scene and returned to their stations.