2017-01-05 / Millbury


Monday, Jan. 2

Engine 2 was toned out at 2:20 a.m. to cover the North Oxford Fire Station. Car 5 and Engine 2 responded. Very shortly after their arrival to the North Oxford station they were requested to the fire scene on Main Street in Oxford. The building was a mix use building with commercial tenants on the first floor and residents on the second and third floors. Car 5 also responded to the scene and assisted with maintaining man power. Engine 2’s crew made entry to the building to assist with extinguishing the fire. At 2:47 a.m., Engine 1 was toned out to cover Auburn Fire Headquaters because Auburn had multiple crews working at the Oxford fire, which included the RIT Team. A fourth alarm was struck and Engine 1 was brought to the scene for man power and Engine 1’s crew made entry to the building also. When the fire was out, extensive over hauling took place to confirm there was no more fire. Engines 1 and 2 were cleared to return to Millbury. Car 5 remained on scene to assist the State Police assigned to the Fire Marshal’s Office with the fire investigation. No injuries were reported.

Sunday, Jan. 1

At 5:08 p.m., Engine 2 responded to Brierly Circle for fire alarms sounding. Firefighter Steve Kosiba had command. After investigating it was determined the cause was a dirty detector.

At 1:46 p.m., Rescue 1,

Engine 2, and Cars 1, 3 and 4 responded to Brierly Pond for a report of a car going through the ice on the pond. On arrival it was determined to be a motorcycle through the ice and the riders were on the island. The two victims were helped across the ice to shore and evaluated by the Med-Star Ambulance crew for possible hypothermia. The motorcycle would be recovered later.

Thursday, Dec. 29

At 9:45 p.m., Car 1 and Engine 1 responded to the Carpenters Training School on Holman Road for a commercial carbon monoxide alarm. After investigating, it was determined water leaked into a detector causing the issue. There are no students living in the dorms this week, so the detector was bypassed until the morning for repair.

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Headquarters was toned out at 6:50 p.m. for a residential carbon monoxide alarm sounding. Car 5 was first on scene taking command and entered the home with a CO meter to further investigate. There were no alarms sounding and there were no CO levels in the home. After further conversation with the home owner it was determined to be a faulty smoke alarm. The home owner was advised to purchase a new smoke alarm. Engine 1 was returned to their station and command was terminated.

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