Watertown Fire Log: June 6 to June 13

An exploding transformer caused a fire, a woman overdosed on prescription drugs and a utility pole snapped.


June 6, 2:55 p.m.: A woman from Coolidge Hill Road overdosed on prescription medicine, and she was taken to hospital by a Belmont ambulance which was assisting the Watertown Fire Department.

June 7, 10:52 a.m.: Firefighters responded to a report of power lines down on Elton Avenue. They discovered the wires were for cable and phone, so Comcast and Verizon were called in to deal with it.

June 8, 1:42 p.m.: Residents on Channing Road called because they smelled natural gas in the area. Fire crews found that utility workers had caused the leak while installing a utility pole. A safe zone was created and crews investigated further.

June 8, 5:28 p.m.: A resident of King Street called to report a fire had been started by oil and butter igniting in a pan. When firefighters arrived, the fire had been doused and the pan was put out on the porch.

June 8, 5:34 p.m.: Wires were arching on Richards Road, and fire crews found that the neutral line on the pole had snapped. Crews shut down electricity to a home on the street and NStar was called to deal with the situation.

June 8, 7: 37 p.m.: A fire started on an electrical pole on Merrill Road when a transformer exploded. The fire was put out and fire crews waited for NStar crews to arrive.

June 9, 1:51 p.m.: Firefighters responded to a car fire on Boylston Street near Mt. Auburn Street.

June 10, 7:42 a.m.: A power line fell on Columbia Street and was found propped up by a bush, and the wires hanging low. Verizon came in to replace the pole.


Fires: 3

Transports to Hospital: 50

Total Calls: 102


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »