Weston residents are being reminded to shovel their driveways and make sure private roads are properly cleared of snow. The Weston Volunteer Fire Department is also asking that residents put down ice melter on sidewalks because some members have slipped on icy driveways and sidewalks.
Fortunately, they say say no one has been injured.
The Department is pointing to an incident in nearby New Canaan where a fire department vehicle became stuck in a long, shared driveway and blocked all other vehicles from being able to access a house fire Monday. Weston fire officials are reminding residents that fire trucks and ambulances need more room than personal vehicles.
The fire, just over the Wilton town line, was small and firefighters were able to hand carry the appropriate gear to the house. The fire was caused by embers falling down a crack between the hearth and an extension of the fireplace, reaching a wood structure below. Mutual aid responded from Wilton, Norwalk, Stamford, Pound Ridge and Vista, New York.