ENFD handles multiple Alarms

October 4, 2017

Thursday morning at 9:50am firefighters responded to the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 2nd street for reports of an electrical hazard involving power lines down in the roadway.

 

 


Upon arrival and investigation of Chief Heffernan and Engine 2-10-6 it was quickly determined that a large cement mixing truck that had been driving east on 3rd ave had snagged low hanging electrical wires causing them to partially disconnect from several houses and snapping a utility pole.

Crews inspected several structures involved for any electrical hazards and structural damage as well as contained an oil spill from a broken transformer that had been attached to the utility pole.

Nine minutes into the initial incident at 9:59am ENFD Dispatch advised of a second incident for a Carbon monoxide emergency. Engine 2-10-4 was redirected to that incident along with Medic 2-10-81 and Ambulance 2-10-15.

Fire crews investigated and metered the structure while EMS crews evaluated the homeowner for the possibility of carbon monoxide exposure.

There were no injuries at either incident.
ENFD remained on scene of the electrical hazard for the arrival of PSEG-LI. 

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