Fire Log: Too Much Nitrogen on Brighton Street
Emergencies and incidents handled by the Belmont Fire Department.
Early morning leak
June 10 – Just before sunrise at 5 a.m., Engine 1 and 2, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and a command car were sent to Brighton Street for the report of a nitrogen leak coming from a gas tank located inside the Shire warehouse. The crews from Ladder 1 and Engine 2 entered the building – which had been ventilated before the crews arrived – and found an 80 pound Ni tank that was attached to a chilling unit. The firefighters saw a constant leak of gas from the pressure relief valve located on the top of the unit. Then two workers arrived on the scene and were able to shut off the leak. The facilities manager said the tank's delivery company was on route to remove the tank. One worker was evaluated for exposure to the gas but refused to be taken by EMS for further treatment
No lock on that window
June 12 – Just after 9 p.m., fire crews were dispatched to a Trapelo Road two family for a person who locked themselves out of the building. A firefighter was able to gain entry through an open window while Belmont Police assisted.
Across the (town) line
June 15 – At 6:25 p.m., Engine 2, Ladder 1, and a command car were dispatched to the residence on Concord Avenue to investigate the reported sound of a private fire alarm going off. Engine 2 and Ladder 1 were unable to locate the address because the alarm was not going off in Belmont. Dispatch was informed the companies that the incident was actually in Cambridge. And after all that, it turned out that nothing was happening across the border.
Fire and smoke and food
June 16 – At 7:44 p.m., nearly the entire fire department – Engine 1 and 2, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and a command car – were sent to a Dunbarton Road house for the report of smoke and fire. When the units arrived, they did discover a fire in the backyard, from a barbecue.