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Busy July for Oxford Fire Department

Oxford firefighters use stokes basket and rope to save two people, contain fire to a kitchen to save a home.

July has been a fairly busy month for the .

The following is a breakdown of some of the more interesting calls firefighters went on as well as photos from those scenes:

  • At 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, the fire department responded to 133 Pisgah Road where firefighters put out a kitchen fire and contained it to the kitchen area. The house had fire damage in the kitchen and smoke damage throughout the house. Oxford received mutual aid from the Southbury and Seymour fire departments.
  • At 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, the fire department responded to a motor vehicle accident at 6 Eames Drive and again used ropes and a stokes basket to get a driver up an embankment in which he drove down. He was transported to Waterbury Hospital.
  • At 8 a.m. on July 6, a man repairing a roof at 75 Captain Wooster Road had a seizure while on the roof. The Oxford Fire Department got him down using rope, a stokes basket and a ladder. The man was treated at a local hospital.

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