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Norwich Holds Fire to the First-Floor

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NORWICH, CT - At 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 21st, the Norwich Fire Department with Taftville Tower 25 and Laurel Hill Engine 62 were dispatched to 468 East Main Street for a person reporting a fire. Engine 2 arrived at 7:04 P.M. with smoke showing from the first-floor 'Delta' side door of a three-and-a-half-story, wood-frame with a corrected address of 464 East Main.

Engine 2 stretched a one-and-three-quarter-inch crosslay into the first-floor while the basement door was forced. Crews searched to see if the fire was in the basement or on the first-floor. Two members of the truck crew located the fire on the first-floor and held it in check with a can, until the line was operated. Truck 1's driver flew the aerial and prepared for ventilation. The Squad driver reverse laid to a hydrant on Fowler and established the water supply. The rest of the squad company performed the primary search while Engine 3 stretched a dry backup line.

Engine 62 forced entry into the front and performed the secondary search while East Great Plain and Taftville crews staged. American Ambulance evaluated one male for smoke inhalation and the Mohegan Tribal Fire Department provided the FAST. Battalion 1 had command and the Norwich Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

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RYAN FLAHERTYCorrespondent

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