July 21-27

The fire departments responded to a total of 24 calls in last week. These calls included the following: A possible structure fire, a motor vehicle accident into a utility pole, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with possible symptoms, an outside odor of gasoline, power wires down, a motor vehicle accident involving a tree, two separate calls to assist EMS on the highway for a motor vehicle accident with injuries, a fluid spill on the road, an investigation of an unknown substance in a stream, wires down from a fallen tree, a request to assist the police department with gaining entry into a house, a possible electrical problem in a house, a car fire, and a report of power lines smoking.

In addition there were seven 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 17:08 hours on July 27, the Long Hill Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center and Nichols Fire Departments, responded to a Lake Avenue residence for a possible structure fire. The first arriving fire chief reported heavy smoke coming from the ridgeline of the roof. Crews stretched hose lines into the house and began to extinguish the fire. Firefighters overhauled the area affected by the fire to ensure it was completely out. Crews also ventilated the structure to remove the residual smoke from the house. The fire marshal’s office was notified and responded to the scene to investigate the fire.

Upon completion of the fire department’s operations, units returned back to their stations once the situation was placed under control.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 16:47 hours on July 23, the Nichols Fire Department responded to a Booth Hill Road resident for a report of a tree down that pulled the power service off the house. The first arriving fire chief confirmed the initial dispatch and reported that the northbound lane of Booth Hill Road was closed. Fire department personnel remained on scene with police officers providing a safety zone away from the power wire until the utility company could arrive on scene.

Once the utility company arrived the scene was handed over for them to repair the damaged wires. Upon completion, units were released to return back to their stations.

Trumbull Center  Fire Department

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At 18:15 on July 26, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to Route 25 northbound on exit 7 for a reported odor of gasoline. Fire department crews responded to the area and began their investigation. Crews checked the area and the highway around the exit and found nothing.

Crews continued their investigation as they cleared from the scene to return back to their stations.