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Waterford Pulls Victim from House Fire

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WATERFORD, CT - At 5:11 A.M. on November 18th, Waterford companies were dispatched to 12 Perry Ave. for a reported smoke detector activation in the home. While responding, dispatch updated crews that they received a second call reporting flames from a window. The first unit on scene was Goshen's Chief Patton, who declared the working structure fire. Having the first call come from the residence, WFD units assumed the house was still occupied.

The crew from Waterford's Ladder 15 made a search of the residence and located an unconscious victim. They removed her from the house and provided medical treatment. The victim was transported to the hospital by Waterford Ambulance and then transferred by Lifestar to another facility. A one-and-three-quarter-inch hose line was stretched through the front door so crews could extinguish fire on the first-floor. A line was also stretched to the rear where fire had extended from the basement window up to the attic. Callbacks staffing Engine 11 cut the roof to perform vertical ventilation.

The fire is under investigation by the Waterford Fire Marshal's Office and CT State Police Fire & Explosives Investigation Unit. We would like to thank New London Firefighters, IAFF Local 1522 and Poquonnock Bridge Professional Firefighters Local 2704 for their assistance on the scene.

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RYAN FLAHERTYCorrespondent

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