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House Fire in South Windham

By RYAN FLAHERTY, Correspondent | March 08, 2021 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 030821131

At 2:36 pm on Saturday, 3/6/2021 the South Windham, Windham Center, North Windham and Willimantic Fire Departments with the Yantic FAST were dispatched to Jaynes Avenue at Cartwright Avenue for a house fire. WW Dispatch updated responding companies that they were taking more calls reporting a working fire with possible explosions involving a gas tank. Car 4 confirmed the working fire at 2:40 and upgraded to the first alarm. Willimantic Engine 101 arrived at 2:42 with heavy fire showing from the Delta Side. Engine 101 stretched a 2.5” hose line to the delta side and began darkening down a large volume of fire. Following that, they stretched a 1.75” hose line through the front door. South Windham’s Engine 204 also stretched a line to the rear. Command placed the fire under control at 3:20 and the Windham Fire Marshals Office is investigating.

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