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Late Evening Fire Fought Defensively in Wallingford

By BRIAN OWEN, Correspondent | March 12, 2021 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 031521121

WALLINGFORD, CT - On March 12th at 11:46 P.M., Wallingford firefighters were dispatched to Laurel Drive for an active house fire.

Engine 1 arrived on scene and reported heavy fire from the 'Alpha', 'Bravo', and 'Charlie' sides of a two-story, wood-frame split level. Heavy fire was in a carport and had extended to a single-story part of the house and to the large addition and deck on the 'Charlie' side.

The homeowner reported to E1's officer that everyone was out of the house. E1 pulled a two-and-a-half inch line and set up at the front door and picture window to protect the two-story side. E8 arrived and established water supply. A second two-and-a-half inch handline was pulled to the 'Bravo' side by E2.

E3 stretched a one-and-three-quarter line to the front door 'Alpha' side to transition to an offensive attack and do a primary search when the bulk of the fire was knocked down. A third two-and-a-half inch line was pulled off of E8 and taken to the 'Charlie' side. A second one-and-three-quarter inch line was pulled off of E1 for overhaul on the 'Bravo' side.

The following units were on scene: E1, E2, E3, E7, E8, T1, C4, C2, C1 and M1. Meriden Fire was requested to the scene for RIT and also to central for town coverage.

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