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Wood Shop Burns in Lisbon

By RYAN FLAHERTY, Correspondent | January 29, 2021 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 020321117

Lisbon, CT - At 11:27 A.M. on Friday, January 29th, the Lisbon Fire Department with Jewett City Ladder 156, Engine 256, Griswold ET-355, Baltic Tanker 124, Voluntown Tanker 353, Taftville Engine 22 and the Yantic FAST were dispatched to a garage fire at 10 Ross Hill Road.

While responding, Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications advised Assistant Chief Cingranelli that they were receiving numerous calls reporting flames through the roof, so Norwich Engine 2 with tankers from Plainfield, Preston and Bozrah were added.

ET-254 arrived at 11:33 A.M., reporting a 50’x60’ wood shop about 50-percent involved. ET-254’s crew set up a blitz fire in the front of the building. Tanker 154 arrived next and nursed their engine. Engine 256 backed down the driveway and reverse laid out to a pond, where Voluntown’s Tanker made a hole in the ice and established the draft. The rest of Engine 256’s crew stretched a two-and-a-half inch hose line to the 'Alpha'/'Bravo' corner. Engine 2’s crew helped Lisbon firefighters extend a one-and-three-quarter inch hose line around to the rear while Engine 22’s crew stretched a fourth line.

Crews battled the fire during strong winds while it was 17-degrees and quickly became covered with ice. Command placed the incident under control at 12:49 P.M. and released everyone other than Lisbon and Jewett City. There were no injuries and the Lisbon Fire Marshal is investigating.

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