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Neighbors Notice Norwich House Fire

By RYAN FLAHERTY, Correspondent | March 06, 2021 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 030821132

At 3:35 pm on Saturday, 3/6/2021 the Norwich Fire Department was dispatched to Oak Street for a reported house fire. While responding, dispatched updated companies that they received a second call from a person reporting smoke coming from the back of the house and that they can also see it on their cameras.
Battalion 1 and Squad A arrived at 3:40 reporting smoke showing from the rear of a 2.5 story wood frame residential apartment house. Squad A stretched a 1.75” hose line to the rear of the house where they found fire extending up the rear wall. Engine 3 assisted the Squad with their water supply and sent the rest of their crew into the first floor. Truck 1 set up in the front flying their aerial to the roof and threw a ground ladder on the delta side. Two members of the truck crew performed the primary search and checked for extension on the second floor. Engine 2 assisted the Squad with getting their line to the rear and then opened the wall from the outside while Engine 3 opened it from the interior. Crews held the fire to the first floor rear apartment and the Norwich Fire Marshals Office is investigating.

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