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Fire Log: Tree Takes A Tumble Onto A House

Incidents and emergencies handled by the Belmont Fire Department.

Brush fire, part 1

June 5 – At 4:37 p.m., Engine 1 was dispatched to a location on Common Street for a brush-and-grass fire. It was determined that the fire started from careless disposal of cigarette. 

What's that odor? 

June 6 –  At 9:39 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a Belmont Street location for the report of an odor in the street. During the investigation, there were markings in the street for what appeared to be a future National Grid work site. National Grid was notified to respond for a possible gas leak.

Brush fire, part 2

June 6 – At 2:32 p.m., fire units were dispatched to a location on Beech Street for a brush-and-grass mix fire. There was a small fire in the mulch between the sidewalk and the street. Arriving companies stretched the 75 foot jumpline off the front of Engine 3 and extinguished the fire..

Timber!

June 9 – At 5:11 p.m., Engine 1 and a command car were dispatched to Stults Road for a tree falling onto a house. Arriving companies noticed a large tree leaning against the house. The at-the-scene command requested that the Highway Department and the building inspector respond to the scene. Engine 1 reported all windows were intact and no damage noted to the interior of the structure. Engine 1 and a command car used caution tape to identify and secure the area around tree. The building inspector also arrived on scene.

Early morning false alarm

June 10 – At 7:08 a.m., all fire companies in town were dispatched to a commercial building on Concord Avenue to investigate the fire alarm system going off. The annunciator panel in the front of the building indicated an alarm activation on the second floor or attic. Engine 2 reported no smoke or fire throughout the structure, smoke detectors on the second floor were reading normal and heat detectors in the attic. The incident was determined to be an alarm system sounded due to malfunction. The fire alarm system reset and indicating a trouble in the first floor strobes. 

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