Firefighters early Wednesday morning responded to a structure fire on Hoyt Street that appears to have been caused by cats climbing onto a stove, accidentally switching on the gas with combustibles nearby, officials say. Units arriving at 75 Hoyt St. reported light smoke at the 1911-built Colonial with all occupants out of the home, according to Fire Marshal Fred Baker. “The homeowners were extremely lucky as there were no working smoke detectors present in the home,” Baker said. EMTs from the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps treated the home’s occupants on scene for minor smoke inhalation, while New Canaan Police handled traffic control on the short residential street near the downtown, Baker said. Continue Reading →
Update 7:21 p.m.
Power has been restored to nearly all New Canaan homes, according to Eversource. Update 6:38 p.m.
Eversource officials say they expect power in New Canaan to be restored by 8 p.m. Sunday. Original Article
More than 1,000 New Canaan homes lost power late Sunday afternoon after a pole-mount transformer blew on Smith Ridge Road following a single-car crash. A sedan traveling southbound on Smith Ridge Road appears to have crossed into the oncoming traffic lane just south of Canoe Hill Road, clipped a guy wire that flipped into the primary, then crashed through the stone wall and into Hannan Field, according to officials at the scene. The accident occurred around 4:39 p.m., according to fire dispatch records. Continue Reading →
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New Canaan firefighters on Friday afternoon responded to a structure fire in the upper story of a River Street duplex. Smoke wafted from an attic ventilation grate and opened window of the fire at 6 River St., the northern half of a duplex at the corner of Brushy Ridge Road. An occupant of the 1970-built duplex phoned 9-1-1 at about 1:46 p.m. to report the fire, according to officials on scene. No one was hurt and it wasn’t immediately clear what started the fire, officials said. In addition to the New Canaan Fire Department, New Canaan Police Department and New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, responding units include those from the Wilton, Norwalk and Vista, N.Y.
Firefighters arriving on scene saw smoke pushing out of what was discovered to be a very small attic space at the home, which tax records show to have hardwood floors and a wood shingle exterior. Continue Reading →
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An SUV sideswiped a smaller car at Millport and Lakeview Avenues at midday Monday, officials said. No one was seriously injured in the two-vehicle accident, according to members of the New Canaan Police Department at the scene. Shortly before 12 p.m., a Honda SUV traveling west on Lakeview Avenue and approaching the intersection from the cemetery side struck the driver’s-side door of a Saturn hatchback traveling south on Millport, toward the one-way section, police said. After the collision SUV rolled back from the intersection, hopping the curb on the northern side of Lakeview Avenue Bridge, while the smaller car came to rest in the oncoming traffic lane, facing west on Lakeview Avenue. The New Canaan Fire Department and New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps also were on scene, and authorities directed traffic through a single lane while a flatbed came for the vehicles. Continue Reading →
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A two-car crash on Smith Ridge Road late Friday morning sent multiple occupants of both vehicles to the hospital, officials said. It isn’t clear what caused the crash, at the intersection of Michigan Road, just how many people occupied the two cars involved or what was the extent of their injuries. EMTs with the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported them to Norwalk Hospital, officials said. Police, fire and paramedics responded to a report of the crash occurred before midday. One car ended up on its roof. Continue Reading →