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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.

Incidents

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.

Statistics

Fires: 3

Transports to Hospital: 50

Total Calls: 102

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