Driver extricated after Fairfield rollover

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FAIRFIELD — Sheryl Paul said she has only ever had to call 911 a few times in her life.

Thursday was one of those few times she had to dial the number for an emergency when she heard a rollover crash on Villa Avenue from her house — “right at my doorstep,” as Paul described it in a Facebook post. She said she didn’t specifically see the driver crash, only heard the sound and saw the aftermath.

“The rumbling was so strong, I thought my chimney or a tree had fallen down my roof,” Paul recalled.

She said first responders — who she praised for their “great, fast response” to the incident — had to extricate the driver who she said “is OK.”

And when it came to extrication, Fairfield firefighters were more than ready.

Fire units reviewed a tool demonstration of an extrication drill at Fairfield Regional Fire Training School on Friday morning. Two hours later, crews were dispatched to the rollover with entrapment.