Kevin Patridge, Fire Chief
413 Bay Road
South Easton, MA 02375
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Easton Fire Department Responds to Car Fire During Blizzard
Residents Are Reminded to Shovel Snow Away From Fire Hydrants Near Their Homes
EASTON — Chief Kevin Partridge reports that the Easton Fire Department extinguished a car fire during Thursday’s blizzard.
At approximately 11:36 a.m., the Easton Fire Department received a call for a report of a car on fire at Honey Dew Donuts near the intersection of Belmont and Washington Streets. Engines 1 and 2 and Cars 3 and 4 responded to the scene and located a car with flames showing near the hood.
The crew from Engine 1 quickly extinguished the flames. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. Firefighters believe the fire may have been caused by the driver of the vehicle repeatedly revving the engine after becoming stuck in the snow. The driver had exited the car prior to the fire breaking out.
As heavy snow continues to fall in the area, as well as with low temperatures forecast for the coming days, Chief Partridge wishes to remind residents of the critical importance of shoveling snow away from fire hydrants after large storms.
Residents with fire hydrants near their homes are asked to remove all snow and ice within three feet of the hydrant, and clear a path from the hydrant to the street in order to provide firefighters easy access during emergencies.
“Every second counts when we’re responding to a fire,” Chief Partridge said. “That’s why it’s essential for residents and business owners to do their part and clear the area around fire hydrants so that our firefighters don’t lose valuable time when responding to calls.”