Working Attic Fire Damages Home on Cliff Street in Norwich
Photo by Costa KonstantinidisNorwich Firefighter Landry venting the third floor window as Engine 2 pushes through the attic.
Photo by Costa KonstantinidisSquad Driver Brendan Johnson changing cylinders for Engine 3.
Photo by Costa KonstantinidisTruck 1 set up in the front.
Photo by Costa KonstantinidisFirefighter Krukoff on the turntable.
Photo by Costa KonstantinidisEngine 3 got the water supply for Squad A.
Photo by Costa KonstantinidisMembers forced multiple doors to gain access.
Photo by Costa KonstantinidisFirefighter Landry descending the aerial.
Photo by Costa KonstantinidisThe view from Main Street as heavy fire vents from the rear of the third floor.
NORWICH, CT - At 7:43 P.M. on Saturday, February 3rd, the Norwich FD with East Great Plain Ladder 5 and Laurel Hill Engine 62 were dispatched to the area of 35 Cliff Street for a house fire. While responding, Dispatch was taking multiple calls and transmitted the working fire which added Taftville Engine 21, East Great Plain Rescue 5, Mohegan Tribal FAST and an American Ambulance.
Battalion 1 and Squad A arrived at 7:46 P.M. with heavy fire showing from the 'Charlie' side third-floor of a two-and-a-half-story wood-frame. The Squad crew stretched a one-and-three-quarter-inch hose line to the rear and began darkening down a large volume of fire. Engine 3 got the water supply, forced a door in the front and then stretched a line.
Engine 2 forced a door on the 'Delta/Charlie' corner and stretched a crosslay to the attic. Truck 1 forced a door, did the primary search of the second-floor and performed horizontal ventilation of the third-floor. Ladder 5 met Engine 2 in the attic and assisted with opening up.
Battalion 1 had command, Squad A-X was operations and Car 10 had safety. Engines 21 and 62 helped with overhaul while Rescue 5 filled air cylinders. Yantic Engine 33 covered Headquarters while Occum Engine 41 covered Greeneville. The Norwich Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.