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Porch Fire Extends to Attic in Norwich

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

At 12:52 pm on Tuesday, 7/12/2022 the Norwich Fire Department was dispatched to 100 Main Street for a rear porch on fire. Battalion 1 arrived at 12:54 with smoke showing from the rear of a 3.5 story ordinary constructed building. Squad A & Truck 1 positioned on Main Street while Engines 2 & 3 set up on Church Street. Engine 3 stretched a 300' inch and three quarter hose line down the alleyway and across the rear porch where the fire had extended into the soffit.

Engine 2 got the water supply for Engine 3 and then brought ladders to the rear. Squad A stretched a 250 foot inch and three quarter line from Engine 3 and went into the right side apartment. Crews hooked the ceiling and had fire running the attic above them. Truck 1 flew their aerial and performed vertical ventilation.

Taftville Tower 25, Yantic Engine 33 and East Great Plain Rescue 5 provided relief crews to assist with overhaul. The Mohegan Tribal FAST responded & American Ambulance transported two firefighters for heat exhaustion. Two cats, a rabbit and a guinea pig were removed from the residence. and the Norwich Fire Marshal's Office is investigating. Laurel Hill Engine 62 and Montville Ladder 15 covered headquarters. Special thank you to the citizens that provided drinking water for the members.

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RYAN FLAHERTYCorrespondent

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