House with Hoarding Conditions Destroyed by Fire in Wallingford
By BRIAN OWEN, Correspondent | January 30, 2021 | CONNECTICUT
Story No. 020121102
Photo by Brian OwenNew Quint Engine 3 pumps first fire.
Photo by Brian OwenHeavy fire in rear of home.
Photo by Brian OwenDefensive attack under Solar Panels.
Photo by Brian OwenTruck Company opens up.
Photo by Brian OwenGetting ready to go to the roof.
Photo by Brian OwenRIT team
Wallingford, CT - At 4:30 P.M. on Saturday, January 30th, the WFD was dispatched to a house fire, with multiple calls coming through from residents in the area.
On arrival there was fire and heavy smoke showing from the rear of the house. Eventually three hand lines would be used to extinguish the fire, as firefighters encountered some hoarding conditions, making it very difficult to access.
The truck company opened the roof for ventilation while a coordinated interior/exterior extinguishment took place. This fire was just on the edge of a non-hydrated district, so tankers were used until approximately 1000-plus-feet of large diameter hose could be stretched.
All career companies, along with the volunteer companies worked this fire. Meriden FD was called to assist with mutual aid for a rapid intervention team. There was a report of one person with smoke inhalation who was treated and transported to the hospital. The home sustained heavy damage from fire and water, and the fire is under investigation by the Wallingford Fire Marshal at this time.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.