Norwich Bedroom Fire
Photo by Sean FlahertyTruck 1 flew the bucket between tree branches and power lines as obstacles.
Photo by Sean FlahertyEngine 2 quickly contained the fire to the mattress and some contents.
Photo by Sean FlahertyBattalion 1 established command out front.
Photo by Sean FlahertySquad A got the water supply.
At 11:14 pm last night the Norwich Fire Department with automatic aid from Taftville Tower 25 and Occum Engine 41 were dispatched to 138 Sandy Lane for a fire in the basement. Engine 2 arrived at 11:18 reporting smoke showing from the first floor of a 3 story apartment building and transmitted the working fire.
Engine 2 stretched a 1.75” crosslay into the lower level where they found a mattress and some contents burning. Two members of the Truck company performed the primary search while the driver set the rig up and flew the bucket to the windows.
Squad A handjacked five inch from Engine 2 to the hydrant and established the water supply. Engine 3 stretched a dry back up line and then set up horizontal ventilation. Tower 25 went into the neighboring apartment to check for extension which was negative.
Engine 42, Laurel Hill Engine 62 and East Great Plain Rescue 5 staged in case they were needed. American Ambulance transported one patient from the scene to the hospital. The Mohegan Tribal Fire Department provided the FAST and the Norwich Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.