Fire Incidents: July 10 to July 16
Smoldering fires and reported illegal dumping were among the calls the Lexington Fire Department responded to last week.
Fire Incidents by the Numbers
119 Total calls for service
34 EMS calls excluding motor vehicle accidents
9 Unintentional alarm activations
2 Motor vehicle accidents with no duty/no transport
2 Mutual aid medical/rescue
2 Gas leaks
2 Power lines down
1 Arcing, shorted electrical equipment
1 Animal problem
1 ALS request from another town
1 Well being check
1 Motor vehicle accident requiring basic life support
1 ALS requested by another town
1 Natural vegetation fire
1 Brush or brush/grass fire
1 Patient assist with no transport
1 Removal of a person or persons from an elevator
1 Assist police or other agency
1 Dispatch cancelled while en route
Tuesday, July 10
7:59 a.m. – A large, underground electrical line feeding Lexington High School was cut by a contractor working on the water lines.
6:15 p.m. – Firefighters responded to a report of multiple power lines down across Massachusetts Avenue, most of which were pulled from a pole one end and lying in the road while attached to the other pole.
Wednesday, July 11
7:18 a.m. – Firefighters responded to a reported transformer explosion at Dunkin’ Donuts on Waltham Street. There was no ground hazard and NStar was notified of the power outage, according to the report.
8:20 a.m. – Emergency responders were called to Waltham Street for a report of a dog stuck under a fence, however the animal reportedly self-extracted prior to arrival.
Thursday, July 12
8:56 a.m. – Firefighters were called to Justin Street for a report of a brush fire and found a smoldering campfire, which they extinguished.
5:33 p.m. – An outside fire was reported in the area of Bedford Street and Worthen Road, and firefighters found some smoldering mulch, which they raked and soaked, according to the report.
Friday, July 13
11:02 a.m. – A crew working on Waltham Street reportedly struck a gas main on Waltham Street and stopped the flow with tape. National Grid responded to the scene.
Sunday, July 15
12:58 a.m. – An outside odor of gas was reported on Follen Road, but the area was checked and nothing found.
Monday, July 16
3:19 p.m. – A DEP repo relayed a report of possible illegal dumping of paint products in a storm drain on White Street. Responders found nothing on arrival.