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HVFC Responds to Nine Incidents Within 2 Hours

By Olivia Drake, HVFC Information Officer.

(December 1, 2022)—During a heavy wind and rainstorm last night (Nov. 30), Haddam Volunteer Fire Company responded to nine incidents within a two-hour timeframe. The storm caused many power outages and road closures in the area.

At 4:05 p.m., HVFC was dispatched to the area of 499 Foot Hills Road for a utility pole fire, and again at 4:17 p.m. to the area of 1703 Saybrook Road for another utility pole fire where a primary line was burning in the roadway.

At 4:20 p.m., crews responded to the intersection of Candlewood Hill and Little City Road for downed wires. Five minutes later, crews were called to more downed wires at 433 Little City Road and 667 Saybrook Road.

At 4:55 p.m., HVFC was dispatched to the area of 1040 Killingworth Road for a two-car motor vehicle accident. All three patients refused medical treatment. The road was closed briefly while the vehicles were removed.

At 5:25 p.m., crews were dispatched to a residence on Hidden Lake Road for downed wires and a reported electrical fire.

At 5:40 p.m., Haddam Fire was called to assist with downed wires at 186 Brainard Hill Road. And at 6 p.m., crews responded to 145 Brault Hill Road for more downed wires.

Haddam Volunteer Fire Company and the Connecticut State Police remind the public of the importance of obeying road blockades. Do not attempt to drive through a blockade.

“We understand that blockades prevent drivers from regular or easy access to their destinations, and it can be an inconvenience to turn around or find an alternate route, but blockades are set up for one purpose—public safety,” explained HVFC Chief Sam Baber. “We don’t want you driving over fallen power lines or striking a tree that fell across the road. Please respect road blockades.”

Photos by Olivia Drake.

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