SCARSDALE, N.Y. – While en route to respond to an automatic alarm at Christie Place on Saturday, the Scarsdale Fire Department stumbled upon a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Church Lane and Crane Road, which required immediate attention.
According to the department’s fire log, fire personnel observed the accident shortly after 3 p.m. while responding to the first call. They established a safe area around the accident and got traffic under control before alerting police officials and the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
EMTs checked the driver for injuries, but he refused medical attention. Firefighters removed debris from the roadway and waited until the car could be towed from the scene. They then turned control over to the Scarsdale Police.
The alarm on Christie Place was set off from burnt food on the stove. A second unit of firefighters reset the alarm and cleared the scene.
Also on the Scarsdale fire log from Sept. 24 through Oct. 1:
- On Sunday, fire personnel responded to Balducci’s Food Market when a smoke alarm went off. Upon arrival, firefighters found that the alarm was still ringing and business was being conducted as if nothing had happened, the fire log said. Fire officials spoke to the store manager, advising him that the store must be evacuated when alarms sound, according to the fire department.
- A Penn Boulevard resident reported a water problem to the department on Sunday night. Upon arrival, fire personnel found the first floor toilet was clogged and leaking through the basement ceiling. Water was shut off to the house to ensure there weren’t any additional problems. The water source was isolated to the first floor toilet and firefighters returned service to the residence, advising the homeowner to call a plumber.