First-Alarm Porch Fire with Extension for Norwich
By RYAN FLAHERTY, Correspondent | July 10, 2020 | CONNECTICUT
Story No. 071820101
Photo by Jeffrey HyndsCrews knocked the exterior fire and then proceeded inside.
Photo by Jeffrey HyndsFirefighter Konstantinidis knocks the fire that extended into soffit.
Norwich, CT - At 8:09 A.M. on Wednesday, July 10th, the Norwich Fire Department was dispatched to 14 Stonington Road for a porch fire.
Battalion 1 arrived at 8:13 A.M. reporting fire showing from the front of the first floor. Squad A stretched a one-and-three-quarter inch line to the front and knocked the exterior. Following that, they advanced into the living room where they extinguished the fire that had extended in.
Engine 3 laid in from a hydrant to establish the water supply for the Squad. Engine 2 stretched a backup line and checked for extension into the attic. Truck 1 performed the primary search and performed ventilation. Poquetanuck Engine 11 and East Great Plain Rescue 5 provided scene support while the Mohegan Tribe served as the FAST.
One civilian was transported by American Ambulance with minor injuries, and the Norwich Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.
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