Faulty Alarms And A Melted Candle

The East Greenwich Fire District responded to the following calls during the period Jan. 30 through Feb. 5.

Jan. 30

EMS calls only.

Jan. 31

8:58 a.m. — A system malfunction (no fire) at 1567 South County Trail. Officials reset the system.

6:05 p.m. — An alarm sounded at 40 Chief Botelho Court, caused by food on the stove.

Feb. 1

12:41 a.m. — A motor vehicle accident on Middle Road at Howland Road.

2:06 p.m. — A “good intent” call for an overheated vehicle on Route 4 southbound.

3:30 p.m. — An unintentional alarm sound on 2608 South County Trail.

Feb. 2

1 p.m. — A carbon monoxide detector activated at 1 Corr Way. There was no CO; the alarm was caused by a power outage.

1:04 p.m. — An alarm system at 50 Moosehorn Road sounded after a power outage.

1:42 p.m. — A commercial box alarm went off at 5700 Post Road while it was being worked on.

Feb. 3

8:46 a.m. — An alarm system sounded at 61 Reynolds St. due to a faulty smoke detector.

5:49 p.m. — A service call was made after an alarm would not reset at 50 Cedar Ave. The alarm company had to be contacted.

7:05 p.m. — Excessive heat and smoke resulted from a candle left on a woodstove that melted down at 1467 Middle Rd. Smoke was removed with ejectors.

7:05 p.m. — A carbon monoxide detector activated at 35 Duke St.; no CO was found.

Feb. 4

EMS calls only.

Feb. 5

2:25 a.m. — A carbon monoxide detector activated at 939 South Rd, due to a faulty detector. There was no CO.

8:57 a.m. — Alarm investigated at 333 Kenyon Ave. after a smoke detector problem. The homeowner was told to contact an electrician.

5:58 p.m. — “Good intent” call at 212 Marlborough St. because of hot coals in an outdoor pit. No action needed.

8:42 p.m. — A commerical alarm sounded at 101 Main St.

9:15 p.m. — A burst pipe at 19 Trappers Lane caused a water leak.


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