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Fire Reports | February 11-17, 2021



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The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

Thursday, February 11: 6:10 am, structure fire–commercial, Swamp Road, Botsford, Hook & Ladder, Sandy Hook, Hawleyville, and Dodgingtown responded.

Friday, February 12: 9:44 am, fire alarm–commercial, South Main Street, Botsford responded; 3:03 pm, chimney fire, Totem Trail, Sandy Hook and Hook & Ladder responded; 5:45 pm, motor vehicle accident (MVA) with injury, Saw Mill Road, Hawleyville responded; 5:46 pm, tree/wires down, Old Hawleyville Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 5:57 pm, mutual aid, Plumtrees Road, Dodgingtown responded; 11:20 pm, fire alarm–commercial, South Main Street, Botsford responded.

Saturday, February 13: 12:16 pm, service call, Boulevard, Hook & Ladder covered; 6:33 pm, smoke/odor investigation, Park Lane, Hook & Ladder responded.

Sunday, February 14: 9:00 am, MVA with injury, Toddy Hill/Settlers Lane, Botsford responded; 8:09 pm, MVA with injury, Dodgingtown Road, Dodgingtown and Hook & Ladder responded; 8:09 pm, MVA with injury, I-84 West between Exits 10-9, Hook & Ladder responded.

Monday, February 15: 7:47 pm, MVA with injury, South Main Street/Grenbriar Lane, Hook & Ladder responded.

Wednesday, February 17: 1:00 pm, fire alarm–residential, Briarwood Lane, Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder responded.

Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Captain Rob Sibley walks toward the entrance of a home on Totem Trail last Friday afternoon, while fellow SHVFR firefighters continue working to clear a chimney following a fire. SHVFR Second Assistant Chief Andy Ryan is on the roof, clearing creosote and other debris from the chimney’s pipes. Hook & Ladder was also dispatched to the February 12 call, but held at their station. Sandy Hook firefighters also helped ventilate the residence for its owners. No injuries were reported. —Bee Photo, Hicks
Botsford Fire Rescue firefighters stand behind a sedan that rolled onto its roof after its driver lost control while traveling on Toddy Hill Road around 9 am Sunday, February 14. The female driver was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the incident. She was able to self-extricate and was transported to a hospital by Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Newtown police and a paramedic also responded to the call. Additional details were unavailable when this week’s newspaper went to press. —Botsford Fire Rescue photo
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