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Firefighters burn off propane from a propane tank leak that occurred Saturday in Westport (contributed photo).

25 to 30 evacuated after propane leak in Westport

Dozens of Westport residents were evacuated from the Imperial Avenue area Saturday after a propane tank leak Saturday afternoon. On Saturday afternoon at 3:39 p.m. the Westport Fire Department received a call for the reported propane tank that was stuck by a construction vehicle and was now leaking at 121 Imperial Ave. at a house […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Westport

Purchase a brick for Derby 9/11 Memorial

DERBY-Area residents interested in becoming part of Derby’s history have until July 15 to purchase a brick that will be the foundation for the city’s 9/11 memorial. Former Fire Chief William Nicoletti was able to obtain a steel beam salvaged from the demolished World Trade Center attacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. The beam […] [Read More]

Two houses hit by lightning in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD-Firefighters responded to two lightning strikes just minutes apart during the height of the overnight storms Thursday. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson said the first occurred just about 10 p.m. at 240 Rock Ridge Road. Lightning struck a shed and traveled to the house causing minor damage. Six minutes later lightning struck a home at […] [Read More]

Platt Tech students sent home due to leaking propane

MILFORD-Platt Tech High School dismissed its students this morning because of a potentially dangerous propane tank leak in the school’s yard behind the building. Firefighters are on the scene. School officials say the dismissal was a precautionary measure to allow firefighters to address the matter. They said no students or staff were in danger. [Read More]
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Norwalk man rescued after tumbling 20 feet in lawn tractor

Norwalk – A man was rescued by neighbors after the lawn tractor he was riding in tumbled 20 feet down a hill, pinning him underneath. An unidentified 60-year-old man was moving wood logs on a trailer Tuesday evening when he tumbled along an embankment, according to the Norwalk Fire Department. Family and neighbor’s heard the […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Norwalk

Mercury spill prompts evacuation in Bridgeport

A medical office was evacuated in Bridgeport today after a mercury spill from medical equipment. The office located at 3180 Main Street was evacuated after movers from 1-800-Got-Junk were removing boxes of blood pressure cuffs and noticed a leak in one of the boxes. The fire department received the call a little before 11:30 a.m. […] [Read More]
Categories: Environment, Fire, Health

House Fire in Monroe

MONROE-The town’s fire departments are battling a blaze at 551 Elm Street. The location is off Twin Brook Terrace. No further information is available at this time. [Read More]
Categories: Fire, General, Monroe, Town
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Derby native promotes reading in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT-Stephanie Ditko, a Derby native and vice president of the Sacred Heart University Education Club helped organize a book collection, cash donation and a day of reading at the Discovery Magnet School. The club, composed of education majors, collected more than 1,000 books and a $300 donation which they handed to Sangeeta Bella, the school’s […] [Read More]

NJ man dies in Milford canoeing accident

MILFORD-A 24-year old New Jersey man pulled from the chilly waters of Long Island Sound after falling out of canoe Saturday has died at Milford Hospital. Jeffrey Young of North Caldwell, N.J. died at the hospital. His female companion is being treated for hypothermia. Her identity was unavailable. Milford police and fire along with the […] [Read More]
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EMT classes in Derby

DERBY-Storm Ambulance Corpos will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician learning course which will begin March 24 and continue to June 23. Classes will run from 6 p.m. t0 10 p.m. on Monday and Wedneday nights with a few Saturday classes that will go from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Course cost is $650 per […] [Read More]