LFD Incidents: A Transformer Fire, Arcing Wires and a Water Tank Burst
The following information from Aug. 7 to Aug. 14 was provided by the Lexington Fire Department.
Fire Incidents by the Numbers
111 Total calls for service
30 EMS calls excluding motor vehicle accidents
10 EMS calls with no duty/patient refusal
9 Unintentional alarm activations
4 Motor vehicle accidents with no duty/no transport
3 Mutual aid medical/rescue
3 Assist police or other agency
2 Patient assists with no transport
1 Motor vehicle accident requiring a medical rescue
1 Well being check
1 ALS request from another town
1 Power line down
1 Arcing, shorted electrical equipment
1 Nonmedical public service assist
1 Dispatch cancelled while en route
1 Authorized controlled burning
1 Hazmat release (investigation only)
1 Reported hazardous air condition with no fire
Fire Incident Reports
Thursday, Aug. 9
6:33 p.m. – Firefighters responded to a reported transformer fire on Somerset Road. Units cleared after NStar responded to the scene to handle.
Friday, Aug. 10
7:34 p.m. – Firefighters responded to a report of arcing on Buckman Drive and found two high-volatage wires arcing and burning against a tree trunk. The responding company advised nearby homeowners and remained on scene until Nstar’s arrival.
Sunday, Aug. 12
12:32 p.m. – An Essex Street resident reported a water tank burst.