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Working Attic Fire Damages Home on Cliff Street in Norwich

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

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.

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RYAN FLAHERTYCorrespondent

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