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Fire Reports | July 26-August 2, 2018



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

Thursday, July 26: 7:52 am, vehicle fire, I-84, Hook & Ladder and Hawleyville responded; 6:26 pm, alarm, 11 Edmond Road, Hook & Ladder responded.

Friday, July 27: 6:45 am, alarm, 23 Sunny View Terrace, Sandy Hook responded; 11:13 am, motor vehicle accident, near 103 South main Street, Hook & Ladder, Botsford, and Sandy Hook responded (photo and details below); 12:58 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 123 South Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded; 1:38 pm, alarm, 139 Toddy Hill Road, Botsford and Hook & Ladder responded; 3:39 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 5 Queen Street, Hook & Ladder responded; 6:34 pm, wires down, near intersection of Taunton Hill Road and Great Hill Road, Hawleyville responded.

Saturday, July 28: 8:16 am, alarm, 26 Ridge Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 8:33 am, public service, Main Street flagpole, Hook & Ladder responded; 8:57 am, alarm, 27 Ridge Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 2:10 pm, initial report of a structure fire which was actually steam escaping from a pipe, Hook & Ladder, Botsford, Dodgingtown, and Sandy Hook responded; 4:07 pm, medical assist, Winton Farm Road, Botsford responded; 4:34 pm, motor vehicle accident, Berkshire Road at Paugussett Road, Sandy Hook responded; 6:30 pm, motor vehicle accident (photo above, photo and details below), Berkshire Road near Sherman Street, Sandy Hook responded.

Sunday, July 29: 8:32 am, public service, Main Street flagpole, Hook & Ladder covered; 10:35 am, vehicle fire, 9 Pine Street, Sandy Hook responded; 11:33 am, alarm, 49 Farrell Road, Hawleyville responded; 12:46 pm, alarm, 3 Nunnawauk Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 1 pm, alarm, 3 Nunnawauk Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 10:36 pm, alarm, 4 Plumtrees Road, Dodgingtown responded.

Monday, July 30: 6:49 am, alarm, 33 Turkey Roost Road, Botsford and Sandy Hook responded; 4:43 pm, medical assist, South Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded.

Tuesday, July 31: 12:48 pm, investigation, 39 Elizabeth Circle, Sandy Hook responded; 6:06 pm, alarm, 58 Cobblers Mill Road, Sandy Hook responded.

Wednesday, August 1: 1:37 pm, alarm, 60 Main Street, Hook & Ladder and Sandy Hook responded.

Thursday, August 2: 5:40 am, motor vehicle accident, intersection of Toddy Hill Road and Surrey Trail, Botsford responded.

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Police report a two-truck collision near 103 South Main Street (Route 25) about 11:13 am on July 27. Motorist Joseph Gargano, III, 44, of Newtown, who was driving a commercial 2003 Chevrolet Express van southward, drove into the rear end of a southbound 2018 Freightliner M-2 commercial box truck driven by Casmore Jones, 32, of Bridgeport. Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported Gargano to Danbury Hospital for treatment of injuries. Hook & Ladder, Botsford, and Sandy Hook volunteer firefighters were dispatched to the accident. The crash, the police investigation, and cleanup work at the scene resulted in traffic backups and travel delays. Police said the incident remains under investigation. In the photo, a wrecker operator is seen preparing the heavily damaged van for removal.

-Bee Photo, Gorosko

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Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company Firefighter Archie Paloian gets ready to open a hose line on a vehicle fire Sunday, July 29. Firefighters were dispatched to 9 Pine Street around 10:36 am on Sunday, on a report of a 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck on fire. The fire totally destroyed the insured vehicle, which was valued at about $9,000. There were no injuries. Firefighters used water and foam to extinguish the blaze, said Fire Chief Bill Halstead. The apparently accidental fire likely was caused by the careless handling of smoking materials, according to fire officials.

-Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue photo

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