Feb. 9-15

The fire departments responded to a total of 26 calls in the last week. These calls included the following: An oven fire contained to the oven, an investigation of a broken water pipe with an odor of natural gas present, a power wire down in the roadway, two separate truck fires, a motor vehicle accident rollover with entrapment, a tree with power wires down, a request to check a possible water problem at a house, a chimney fire with extension to the roof, a motor vehicle accident involving a tree, a carbon monoxide alarm activation with unknown symptoms, a trash fire inside a building, and a possible structure fire.

In addition there were 13 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 11:35 hours on Feb. 11, the Long Hill Fire Department, with assistance from the Trumbull Center and Nichols Fire Departments, responded to a Madison Avenue residence for a reported chimney fire with extension to the roof.

The first arriving fire chief on scene reported that there was fire coming from the chimney that was extending to the roof with smoke coming from the eaves of the house. Firefighters arrived on scene and began stretching hose lines to extinguish the fire. Crews used hand tools to open up the burned area and checked with a thermal imaging camera to ensure there was no hidden fire in the walls and roof. Firefighters remained on scene while the incident was being investigated.

Once the crews were able to pick up the equipment used, they were released from the scene and returned to service. A total of 41 firefighters respond for this fire call.

Nichols Fire Department

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At 08:18 on Feb. 14, the Nichols Fire Department responded to Gray Rock Road for a report of a truck fire.

The first arriving fire chef reported that there was a fully involved plow truck on fire. Firefighters began stretching a hose line to extinguish the fire. Firefighters used foam on a fuel leak that had come from the truck. Crews overhauled and thoroughly saturated the vehicle to ensure the fire was out.

Once firefighters repacked their hose line they were released form the scene and returned back to their quarters.

Trumbull Center 

Fire Department

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At 17:11 on Feb. 14, the Trumbull Center Fire Department responded to a Sunset Avenue residence for a reported oven fire contained to the oven appliance.

The first arriving fire chief reported that the oven was on self clean mode and was locked. Firefighters disconnected power to the appliance and checked for possible hidden fire. Crews found no additional fire and advised the occupants to have the oven serviced prior to using it again.

Once the situation was placed under control, crews were placed in service and retuned back to their stations.