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Three Alarms Struck at Gramma's Country Food Restaurant in Mansfield

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MANSFIELD, CT - At 2:06 P.M. on Monday, June 20th, the Mansfield FD, with mutual aid from UConn Engine 122, Willimantic Tower 101, Tolland Engine 140 FAST, Coventry Ambulance 518 and a Windham Medic, were dispatched to Gramma’s Country Food at 452 Stafford Road for a structure fire.

Portable 1007 arrived at 2:07 P.M. with a working fire and requested Eversource Priority 1 with power lines down in the front. Car 7 signed on and immediately requested the second-alarm, as well as his stations to be backfilled. The second-alarm added Coventry Engine 118 with a Columbia Ambulance.

Car 7 assumed command at 2:12 P.M. and requested additional tankers to be added from Tolland, Columbia and Coventry. Engine 107, nursed by Tanker 307, stretched a line to the 'Delta' side, knocking down heavy fire. Tower 101 performed vertical ventilation. Willington and North Windham were started for coverage.

Command transmitted the third-alarm at 2:32 P.M., which brought in the cover assignments to the scene, as well as South Windham Rescue 104. The fourth-alarm from Windham Center and Ashford were then started for coverage. At 2:36 P.M., command requested Eversource to shut down the grid. Crews stretched multiple lines and were on scene for a few hours overhauling. The Mansfield Fire Marshal is investigating.

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RYAN FLAHERTYCorrespondent

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