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Large Barn Destroyed in Norwich

By RYAN FLAHERTY, Correspondent | January 11, 2022 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 011222106

At 10:20 pm on Tuesday, 1/11/2022 the Norwich Fire Department was dispatched to 195 Corning Road for a barn fire. Dispatch said numerous calls were being taken so Battalion 1 asked for tankers to be added to the assignment since there is a poor water supply in this neighborhood.
Car 10 arrived at 10:24 with a fully involved large barn, as well as some vehicles burning and transmitted the second alarm. Engine 2 lead off with their deck gun and stretched a 2.5” hose line to the Delta side. Squad A stopped at the hydrant at the intersection of Quarto Road and Davis Place and forward laid 1033’ of supply line. The Squad pumped water to Truck 1 who was set up for defensive operations. Engine 3 stretched a line to the Bravo side and put out a couple of vehicles that were burning. The Squad’s crew then advanced a 2.5” hose line to the rear.
Crews from East Great Plain, Taftville, Occum, Laurel Hill, Preston and Poquetanuck assisted with a tanker shuttle consisting of a fill site and dump site that fed Engine 2. The Mohegan Tribal Fire Department provided the FAST and there were no injuries. Crews remained on scene for a couple of hours wetting down the rubble and the Norwich Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating. The roads and scene quickly became icy due to the temperature being 5 degrees outside, so sand trucks were also requested.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.