Lakeville Fire Report: Gas Leaks and Accidents

The Lakeville Fire Department responded to 12 calls from Nov. 18-24.

Lakeville Fire Department report.
Lakeville Fire Department report.
The Lakeville Fire Department responded to 12 calls for service from Nov. 18 to Nov. 24. 

According to the report, the calls consisted of the following:

  • 2 medicals
  • 2 motor vehicle accidents (1 with injuries)
  • 2 gas leaks
  • 1 carbon monoxide incident
  • 1 electrical wiring problem
  • 2 false alarms
  • 2 good intents

The fire prevention tip of the week is on the use of turkey fryers:

  • Turkey fryers should always be used outdoors a safe distance from buildings and any other material that can burn. 
  • Never use turkey fryers on wooden decks or in garages. 
  • Make sure the fryers are used on a flat surface to reduce accidental tipping. 
  • Never leave the fryer unattended. Most units do not have thermostat controls. If you don't watch the fryer carefully, the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire. 
  • Make sure the turkey is completely thawed and be careful with marinades. Oil and water don't mix, and water causes oil to spill over, causing a fire or even an explosion hazard. 
  • Only deep fry smaller turkeys - up to 12 pounds. 

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