- Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:49 am
The town has acquired a limited supply of battery-operated smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors for free distribution to people who would have difficulty purchasing such devices, according to Fire Marshal Bill Halstead.
The detectors are manufactured by Kidde, a fire safety products company.
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Fire Marshal Bill Halstead has extended the open burning season to May 15.
Normally, the open burning season concludes at the end of March, but when weather conditions allow, the season is extended.
Open burning permits, which are required for the activity, are issued at the fire marshal’s office at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street. Permits cost $5. Office hours for the fire marshal are 7 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
- Friday, January 31, 2014
Fire Marshal Bill Halstead noted this week that during the past year, malfunctioning clothes dryers have caused three structure fires in town.
Most recently, on January 2, a malfunctioning clothes dryer caused a house fire on Thunder Ridge Road in Sandy Hook that resulted in approximately $500,000 in property damage.