Fire Incidents: A Car Fire, a Church Fire and a Fire Alarm Pulled
The following information, from Aug. 14 to Aug. 20, was provided by the Lexington Fire Department.
Fire Incidents by the Numbers
135 Total calls for service
32 EMS calls excluding motor vehicle accidents
22 Unintentional alarm activations
8 EMS calls with no duty or patient refusal
2 Ring or jewelry removals
2 Assist police or other agency
2 Motor vehicle accidents with no duty or patient refusal
2 Smoke scare/smoke odor
1 Motor vehicle accident requiring basic life support
1 Passenger vehicle fire
1 Well being check
1 ALS request from another town
1 Electrical wiring/equipment issue
1 Power line down
1 Smoke, odor removal
1 Nonmedical public assistance
1 Dispatch cancelled while en route
1 Mistaken call about smoke
1 Malicious local alarm system activation
Thursday, Aug. 16
12:11 a.m. – Firefighters responded to Barberry Road for a report of an odor of burning, but found nothing out of the ordinary.
8:37 a.m. – A down wire was reported on Cedar Street. Verizon was notified.
9:34 a.m. – Firefighters responded to Kendall Road for a possible smoke condition in a tree, but found nothing on arrival.
10:54 p.m. – Companies were called to Blossom Street for a smoke condition and found the wiring in a dishwasher had shorted out.
Friday, Aug. 17
12:57 p.m. – Workers on Mass Ave accidentally set off an alarm.
Saturday, Aug. 18
8:10 a.m. Firefighters responded to Marrett Road and Route 128/95 for a reported passenger vehicle fire and found an automobile fully engulfed. Engine 1 used a preconnected front line to extinguish the fire and E-4 also assisted.
1:42 p.m. – A report of smoke in St. Paul Evangelical Church came in after an employee found an organ amplifier had caught fire. The fire was knocked down with no extension, but there was excessive smoke in the building.
Sunday, Aug. 19
4:51 a.m. – Someone allegedly pulled a fire alarm on Marrett Road. State Police were notified and planned to follow up.