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Trailer Fire Spreads to Car in Occum

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

Story No. 100121102

At 3:34 AM on Friday, 9/24/2021 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, he requested Taftville, Yantic, Lisbon and Baltic to be started. Engine 42 arrived at 3:49 and stretched a 1.75” 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 1.75” 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 1.75” 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.

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