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Weekly Calls From The Shelton Fire Department

by James Tortora | Fire Marshal, City of Shelton | Apr 18, 2017 9:42 am

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Shelton Fire Marshal James Tortora submitted the following summary of the Shelton Volunteer Fire Department’s calls from last week.

On 04/10/17 at 7:57 am the Echo Hose Co. #1 and the Huntington Co. #3 responded to a car fire at the corner of Bridgeport Avenue and Long Hill Cross Road. Upon arrival firefighters found a vehicle fully engulfed in fire. The fire was extinguished without incident. Two engines responded.

0n 04/10/17 at 2:23 pm the White Hills Co. #5 responded to #9 Maple Avenue to assist with a flooded basement. One utility truck responded.

On 04/10/17 at 3:32 pm the Pine Rock Co. #4 and the Echo Hose Co. #1 responded to an automatic fire alarm sounding at #5 Forest Parkway. There was no fire. One engine and one ladder truck responded.

On 04/10/17 at 3:50 pm the Pine Rock Co. #4 responded to #25 Garden Terrace for an open burning without a permit. One ladder truck responded.

On 04/11/17 at 7:24 am the Echo Hose Co. #1 and the Pine Rock Co. #4 responded to a fire in a truck on Riverdale Avenue at Wharf Street. Firefighters arrived and extinguished a fire in the battery compartment of the truck. One engine responded.

On 04/11/12 at 2:15 pm the Echo Hose Co. #1 and the Pine Rock Co. #4 responded to the City of Ansonia to assist that department fight a large brush fire and to provide city coverage of that town. One brush truck responded to the scene on LaRovera Terrace. One engine responded to standby at the Eagle Hose Company at # 1 Main Street. While there the Shelton crew responded to a report of a power line down on Russel Drive.

On 04/11/17 at 2:53 pm the Huntington Co. #3 and the White Hills Co. #5 responded to  a large illegal open burning at #195 Nichols Avenue. Two engines responded.

On 04/11/17 at 3:01 pm the Huntington Co. #3, the White Hills Co. #5 and the Echo Hose Co. #1 responded to a lawnscaping machine on fire in front of Saint Lawrence Church #505 Shelton Avenue. One engine responded.

On 04/11/17 at 3:04 pm the Huntington Co. #3 and the Pine Rock Co. #4 responded to #37 Sconset Circle for a carbon monoxide detector sounding. One engine responded.

On 04/11/17 at 6:44 pm the White Hills Co. #5 and the Huntington Co. #3 responded to #58 Beardsley Road for a carbon monoxide detector sounding. One engine responded.

On 04/11/17 at 9:05 pm the Echo Hose Co. #1 and the Pine Rock Co. #4 responded to a fire alarm sounding at #62 Sunset Drive. There was no fire. One engine and one tower truck responded.

On 04/11/17 at 9:46 pm the Huntington Co. #3 and the Echo Hose Co. #1 responded to a fire alarm sounding at #433 Shelton Avenue. There was no fire. Smoke from food cooking caused the alarm. Two engines and one tower truck responded.

On 04/12/17 at 7:45 am the White Hills Co. #5 responded to the Sinsabaugh Heights Housing Complex unit #38 to assist with shutting down a broken water pipe. One utility truck responded.

On 04/12/17 at 6:24 pm the Echo Hose Co. #1 and the White Hills Co. #5 responded to the Sinsabaugh Heights Housing Complex #187 Meadow Street for an automatic fire alarm sounding. There was no fire. Smoke from cooking caused the alarm. One engine and one ladder truck responded.

On 04/12/17 at 6:48 pm the Huntington Co. #3, Echo Hose Co. #1 and the White Hills Co. #5 responded to an automatic fire alarm sounding at the Corporate Tower #3 at #3 Corporate Drive. Upon arrival firefighters were informed of a smoke condition on the third floor of the building. There was no fire. Firefighters found the smoke was from a malfunction in a rooftop air handling system. Three engines, one rescue truck and one ladder truck responded.

On 04/12/17 at 9:07 pm the Echo Hose Co. #1, the White Hills Co. #5 and the Pine Rock Co. #4 responded to a report of a structure fire at the J & B Auto Body #582 Howe Avenue. There was no fire in the structure. A small campfire in the rear of the building was mistaken for a building fire. Two engines responded.

On 04/12/17 at 11:22 pm the Echo Hose Co. #1 and the White Hills Co. #5 responded to an automatic fire alarm sounding at the Sinsabaugh Heights Housing Complex #187 Meadow Street. There was no fire. Smoke from food cooking caused the alarm. One engine responded.

On 04/14/17 at 00:47 am the Echo Hose Co. #1 and the Pine Rock Co. #4 responded to an electrical hazard at #200 Bridgeport Avenue. One ladder truck responded.

On 04/14/17 at 1:57 pm the Huntington Co. #3 responded to an open burning at #22 Rolling Ridge Road. One engine responded.

On 04/14/17 at 10:13 pm the Echo Hose Co. #1 and the Huntington Co. #3 responded to responded to a brush fire on route 8 southbound near exit 11. Two engines responded.

On 04/15/17 at 5:20 pm the Huntington Co. #3 and the White Hills Co. #5 responded to  a motor vehicle accident in the area of #50 North Street. Two engines responded.

On 04/15/17 at 6:10 pm the Echo Hose Co. #1 responded to assist EMS at #11 Elm Street. One rescue truck responded.

On 04/16/17 at 12:02 pm the Echo Hose Co. #1 responded to assist EMS at #59 Weybossett Street.

On 04/16/17 at 1:04 pm the Echo Hose Co. #1 and the Pine Rock Co. #4 responded to a report of smoke in the area of Providence Avenue. A small campfire was found to be the cause of the smoke. One ladder truck responded.

On 04/16/17 at 1:37 pm the White Hills Co. #5 Echo Hose Co. #1 and the Huntington Co. #3 responded to a brush fire in the rear of #174 Soundview Avenue.  One engine and one brush  truck responded.

On 04/16/17 at 2:26 pm the Huntington Co. #3 responded to a report of a low hanging wire on Shelton Avenue at Church Street. One engine responded.

On 04/16/17 at 3:06 pm the Echo Hose Co. #1, White Hills Co. #5, Huntington Co. #3 and the Pine Rock Co. #4 responded to a structure fire at #45-47 New Street. Upon arrival firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in the basement of an occupied two family house. Quick action by firefighters contained the fire to the basement area. An investigation by the fire marshal’s office, state fire marshal’s office and the Shelton police determined the fire was intentionlay set. Police had a suspect in custody shortly after the incident was reported. Two engines, one rescue truck and one ladder truck responded.

On 04/16/17 at 6:14 pm the Huntington Co. #3 and the White Hills Co. #5 responded to an open burning on Booth Hill Road. Two engines and one brush truck responded.

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