Brush Fire Behind Uncas School
By RYAN FLAHERTY, Correspondent | March 12, 2021 | CONNECTICUT
Story No. 031321104
Photo by Ryan FlahertyA Norwich Police Officer checking to see how far the fire had extended.
Photo by Ryan FlahertyA homeowner operating the green line while waiting for the fire department.
Photo by Ryan FlahertyEngine 52 arrived first followed by Engine Tank 51.
Photo by Ryan FlahertyEast Great Plain Lieutenant Milton with Yantic Firefighter Maerkel operating inch and three quarter hoses.
At 4:29 pm on Friday, 3/12/2021 the East Great Plain Fire Department was dispatched to Ann Avenue for a brush fire between the school and houses. Engine 52 arrived at 4:36 and found an area of woods and fencing burning that was about 40 feet by 200 feet. Crews stretched two 1.75” hose lines and suppressed the fire. ET-51 arrived next and helped Engine 52 get a water supply from the hydrant. ET-51 then stretched a 1.75” cross lay and helped extinguish the fire. The Norwich Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.
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