Oxford Responds to Structure Fire, Two MVAs

Emergency services have been busy already this weekend.


The weekend has already been a busy one for Oxford emergency services. 

They responded to reports of two cars that veered off the road and crashed, and a structure fire between last night (Friday) and this morning. Nobody was injured in any of the incidents.

The first accident, a rollover, occurred at 8:41 p.m. Friday near 129 Governor's Hill Road. The driver, the only person in the car, was out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived. 

The second accident happened at 1:55 a.m. Saturday when emergency services responded to 102 Great Hill Road for a vehicle that went off the road and crashed into a tree Again, the driver was out of the car when firefighters arrived and was the only person in the vehicle.

Then at 5:27 a.m. Saturday (today, Jan. 26, 2013), emergency responders went to 671 Oxford Road, Route 67, for a structure fire in a secondary barn behind someone's house. There were no animals in the barn, which housed all terrain vehicles, tools and other materials, including more than 50 bales of hay. The barn, which was about 50 feet by 50 feet, was fully involved when firefighters arrived and has been deemed a total loss, Fire Chief Scott Pelletier said.

Oxford firefighters had help from the Seymour and Beacon Falls fire departments, which manned the fire stations in Oxford in case other calls came in. And the Southbury Fire Department assisted with a tanker truck on scene.

Pelletier said that due to the extent of the damage, the cause of the fire is undetermined. There was no working electrical wires running in the building, he said.

He said the barn is about 50 feet away from another barn that has been converted into apartments. Firefighters spent much of their time trying to keep the fire from spreading to the apartments, Pelletier said. It did not spread.

Emergency personnel briefly had to shut down Route 67 between Towner Lane and Christian Street while they were putting out the flames.

Madalene Taggart January 26, 2013 at 07:52 PM
FYI The ambulance also goes out for structure fires to rehab the firefighters. It also went to the two MVA along with a difficulty breathing last night. Thank you to all the members of both fire and ambulance for your time and dedication.
Paul Singley January 27, 2013 at 10:49 AM
Yes, Madalene. I did not mean to slight the ambulance association, the police or any other emergency services personnel. You all do a wonderful job.
Lorraine DeStefano January 27, 2013 at 11:34 AM
We in Oxford should be very thankful for all of those who volunteer their time & talents to protect us. I personally know one young man who spends many hours each week, week after week, at the ambulance bay volunteering his time. And he is one of many.


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