June 16-23

The fire departments responded to a total of 18 calls in last week. These calls included the following: A motor vehicle accident involving a tree, a reported water problem in a house, a report of smoke coming from a house, sparks coming from a stove, a motor vehicle accident rollover, power wires down in the roadway on fire, a reported fuel leak from a motor vehicle, two separate calls for a burning odor in a residence, a motor vehicle accident involving an unknown object, power wires down in the road, an electrical transformer fire, a motor vehicle accident fluid spill, and a lawn mower fire.

In addition there were four 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 21:35 hours on June 20, the Long Hill Fire Department responded to an Edgewwod Avenue residence for a report of sparks coming from the stove. Firefighters were advised that the caller stated there was sparks coming from the heating element on the stovetop. Crews arrived on scene and began to check for possible signs of extension into the walls from the sparks. Power was disconnected to the appliance by the firefighters during their investigation. Crews found no hidden fire and advised the homeowner to have the appliance serviced before using it again.

Once the situation was placed under control, firefighters returned back to their stations.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 18:33 hours on June 16, the Nichols Fire Department responded to A Huntington Road residence for a report of a lawn mower on fire. The first arriving fire chief reported the mower was in the driveway smoldering and that the fire was almost out. Crews made sure the fire was completely out and the fuel was also removed from the mower.

Once the situation was placed under control, crews were released to return back to their quarters in service.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 08:14 on June 20, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to Route 25 north bound prior to Route 111 for a reported motor vehicle accident rollover. The first arriving fire chief confirmed the initial dispatch and reported that the vehicle was on its roof. Firefighters arrived and placed their fire apparatus to block the lane off for safety of the crew on scene. Crews checked the overturned vehicle for any hazards from the accident. Crews remained on scene until the car was up righted and removed from the highway.

Once completed, crews were released from the scene to return to their quarters.