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.
[Video courtesy of the New Canaan Fire Department.]
New Canaan firefighters and the head of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section on Wednesday morning rescued orphaned raccoons from a Main Street residence, officials said. A homeowner phoned Animal Control on Tuesday night to report the baby raccoons crying on her property, and the following morning found that one of the three young animals was on the ground while two others were stuck up in a tree, officials said. Their mom likely had been struck and killed by a car, according to Officer Allyson Halm, head of Animal Control. As per the instructions on Animal Control’s after-hours voicemail, the homeowner brought the baby raccoon she found to Weston-based nonprofit organization Wildlife In Crisis. A second one of the babies fell from the tree as firefighters arrived at the scene Wednesday morning, according to Halm.
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.
Firefighters before dawn Saturday were dispatched to an Old Stamford Road duplex on a. Report of a structure fire, officials said. At about 3:27 a.m., the New Canaan Fire Department received a report of the fire along Route 106 near the intersection with Park Place, and arriving units found that an electrical meter panel attached to the structure had started burning, according to Fire Marshal Fred Baker. The fire at 22 Old Stamford Road was quickly extinguished and no one was injured, Baker said. The sole occupant of the dwelling had been alerted by smoke detectors, he said. Eversource was called to disconnect the panel at the pole, Baker said.
Due to expected poor weather, the Fishing Derby has been postponed to Saturday, April 27 at Mill Pond. Original Article
One of New Canaan’s most unique and beloved community events is set for Saturday morning.
Registration for the New Canaan Annual Fishing Derby will start at 8 a.m. at Mill Pond, with the derby running 8:30 to 11 a.m., organizers say. Held in memory of George Cogswell, a former New Canaan Police officer, the free Fishing Derby has been held each year—primarily at Mill Pond—since the 1980s. “It’s been going on for so many years, people just know about it and it’s something kids do with their dad,” said Jenny Esposito, president of the Kiwanis Club of New Canaan, an event sponsor. “It brings the townies together and it’s just really sweet, with the police, the firemen, the town, the Chamber.”
The pond will be stocked with 370 pounds of rainbow trout and prizes are awarded for participants 15 and younger in categories such as first boy and first girl to catch a fish, largest fish caught and smallest fish caught.