Friday, Jan. 13
It was an unlucky day for a Littleton Road resident who was having some construction work done; at 4:10 p.m. a 911 caller reported the dumpster full of debris from the work was on fire. Engine 2 and the tanker responded and extinguished the fire; the cause is unknown. At 9:54 p.m. an alarm went off at a Bolton Road home, and the duty officer responded. He found a hot water pipe had burst in the cellar and set off the alarm; the homeowner shut off the water and called a plumber.
Sunday, Jan. 15
At 12:52 a.m. a carbon monoxide detector went off at a home on Poor Farm Road. The duty officer found that levels of the gas inside the house were high enough to require calling out the Engine 2 crew to ventilate the house with fans. A closed fireplace damper apparently caused the gas to build up.
The fire log is written by a Harvard Press reporter based on information gleaned from daily dispatch logs and interviews with fire department staff.