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Capehart Mill Burns a Second Time in 6 Weeks

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At 5:15 AM on Friday, 7/8/2022 the Norwich Fire Department was dispatched to the Capehart Mill, 387 North Main Street for a structure fire. Engine 2 transmitted the working fire at 05:17 and laid a five inch and three inch line down 5th Street which fed Truck 1 and a blitz fire.

A second alarm was called which added Taftville Truck 25, Engine 21, Yantic Engine 33, Laurel Hill Engine 62, East Great Plain Ladder 5 & Rescue 5 as well as Laurel Hill Engine 62. Engine 33 laid a supply line from Central Avenue into Engine 21 which pumped water to Truck 25. Crews fought the fire defensively for a couple of hours. The Mohegan Tribal Fire Department provided the FAST while American Ambulance stood by. The Norwich Police and Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

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RYAN FLAHERTYCorrespondent

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