Watertown Fire Log: May 23 to May 31

Small fire started by a grill and some illegal outdoor fires.


May 24, 5:24 p.m.: A small fire started in a gas grill on the back porch of a home on Walnut Street. The fire had been put out before firefighters arrived. Flames had charred the aluminum siding of the house, and fire crews checked to see if the flames had spread, but found no evidence. Firefighters told the resident that grills are not allowed on the second floor and they removed it.

May 29, 12:58 a.m.: People involved in a two-car crash on Pleasant Street complained of injuries. Firefighters fond to women outside one of the vehicles, and one complained of lower back pain, but did not need treatment. A man in the second car complained of pain in the arm, back and neck. Fire crews placed him on a board and put on a collar on his neck. He was taken to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

May 29, 11:25 p.m.: A man was burning brush behind a Hersom Street home. Firefighters told him that is prohibited to have an outside fire, and the fire was extinguished.

May 30, 3:18 a.m.: Watertown Fire crews covered the Church Street Fire Station in Newton during a tree-alarm fire in the city.

May 31, 1:34 a.m.: Firefighters investigated a call for an odor of smoke and found a small campfire on the path behind the Sons of Italy, on Pleasant Street. The fire was extinguished.


Fires: 3

Transports to Hospital: 36

Total Calls: 92


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