Attic Fire in Greeneville
By RYAN FLAHERTY, Correspondent | August 01, 2020 | CONNECTICUT
Story No. 080620106
Photo by Sean TylerEngine 2 arrived to flames venting from a window in the rear of the third floor.
Photo by Sean TylerTruck 1 set up on the "alpha/bravo" corner and cut a hole in the roof.
Photo by Sean TylerBattalion 1 ran the command post from his 2019 Chevy Tahoe.
Greeneville, CT - At 6:19 P.M. on Saturday, August 1st, the Norwich Fire Department was dispatched to 90 Sixth Street for flames coming from the attic.
Engine 2 arrived at 6:22 P.M. and reported fire showing from the third floor 'Charlie' side. The crew stretched a one-and-three-quarter inch hose line through the front door up the interior stairs. Crews dealt with hoarding conditions while stretching the dry line to the third floor.
Engine 2 made a push through the attic while Truck 1 cut a hole for vertical ventilation. Squad A hand-jacked five-inch supply line down the hill to the hydrant and established the water supply. Engine 3's crew stretched a second line from Engine 2 and hit some fire that had dropped down onto the porch roof.
Crews were able to quickly open the knee walls which prevented the fire from extending to the front of the house. The Mohegan Tribal Fire Department provided the FAST and the Norwich Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.