Electrical Fire on Sheridan Road Late Saturday

Authorities say they’ve been unable as yet to determine the exact cause of an electrical fire in northern New Canaan late Saturday. Firefighters were called to 81 Sheridan Drive on a report of smoke at about 9:50 p.m. on June 24, dispatch records show. There, officials say they encountered a small electrical fire on an exterior wall of the home. Damaged was confined to the “lower part of one stud bay and exterior sheathing and siding in the area the of fire,” Fire Marshal Fred Baker said. No one was hurt by the fire.

Three Taken to Hospital After Head-On Crash on Route 123 Early Friday

Three people were transported to Norwalk Hospital early Friday after a head-on collision on Route 123, officials said. At about 6:30 a.m., a van and car crashed in the area of Smith Ridge Road south of Norholt Drive, trapping the driver of the car, according to Fire Chief Jack Hennessey. The occupants of the van got themselves out, he said. “The high energy impact required rescue personnel to use hydraulic rescue tools, saws and a winch to free the trapped driver,” Hennessey said in a press release. Smith Ridge Road was closed for more than one hour, and reopened at about 7:50 a.m., Hennessey said.