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Wallingford Firefighters Contain House Fire to Family Room

By BRIAN OWEN, Correspondent | January 27, 2022 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 013122102

WALLINGFORD, CT - On January 27th at 2:51 P.M., the WFD was dispatched to a residence on Windswept Hill Rd. for a reported fire.

On arrival, Engine 1 reported smoke showing from the rear and the roof. Upon conducting a 360, heavy fire was showing from the rear picture window and through the roof. Engine 1 advanced a line to extinguish fire while the truck cut the roof. Engine 3 assisted in laddering the building and advancing a back up line to the second floor while searching.

The fire was contained to the family room, but there was major interior damage from smoke and heat. The fire was located in a part of town with no hydrants, so tankers set up portable ponds for water supply.

One person was home at the time of the fire but was not injured. No firefighter injuries were reported. The FMO is investigating the fire. The following units responded: E1, E3, E2, E8, Sq8, Tanker 8, Tanker 7, Car 4 and Car 2, Medic 1 and Medic 2, Meriden FD for RIT, and North Branford Tanker 3 for an additional tanker.

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