VERNON, Conn. (WFSB) – This morning crews were treating two auto accidents, one involving a run over vehicle on Interstate 84 near exit 65. Several patients were transported to local hospitals.
Less than an hour later, units were handling a hazardous materials incident at Florence Mills Apartments involving mismixed cleaning chemicals.
The inmates were treated at the scene and released. According to the fire brigade, the crews removed the container and created a safe atmosphere through ventilation.
This afternoon crews were dispatched to the Bolton Branch Rd area in the Laurelwood Farms subdivision’s new development area for a trench rescue.
A construction worker was caught in a material collapse. Despite attempts at resuscitation, the patient succumbed to his injuries.
Vernon Police Detectives, along with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigators, are investigating the accident.
As crews cleared the trench rescue incident, multiple 911 calls rang in reporting a building fire on Green Road in front of the Hartford Turnpike. Locomotive 441 responded and found a single family home with visible smoke and fire.
Vernon volunteer firefighters quickly got the fire under control and contained it in the front porch and dining room area of the home.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Office of the Vernon Fire Marshal and the Vernon PD.
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