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Trailer Fire Spreads to Car in Occum

By RYAN FLAHERTY, Correspondent | September 24, 2021 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 100121102

OCCUM, CT - At 3:34 A.M. on Friday, September 24th, the Occum Fire Department was dispatched to the area of 35 Nashua Street for a structure fire.

The chief lives in this neighborhood, so while driving to the station he saw flames coming from a trailer. At 3:38 A.M., he requested Taftville, Yantic, Lisbon and Baltic to be started. Engine 42 arrived at 3:49 A.M. and stretched a one-and-three-quarter inch hose line to the 'Bravo' side while the neighbor had a green line operating on the 'Delta' exposure.

Engine 41 arrived next and tied into Engine 42 with a three-inch line. They also stretched a one-and-three-quarter inch line from Engine 42 to the front, where the fire had extended to a vehicle in the driveway. Engine 21 was third due and stretched a one-and-three-quarter inch line to the 'Delta' side.

During suppression, one firefighter’s leg went through the floor but he walked out and was not injured. Engine 33 assisted with overhaul while Tanker 124 nursed Engine 42. Crews were on scene for a while, 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.