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Taftville House Fire

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At 3:08 pm on Tuesday, 11/8/2022 the Taftville Fire Department with automatic aid from Norwich Engine 2, Truck 1, Occum Engine 41, Yantic Engines 31, 33 and Rescue 3 with the Mohegan Tribal FAST were dispatched to Bolduc Lane for a house fire.

Car 29 quickly signed on saying he had a header in the sky and recommended for Engine 2 to lay a supply line from the hydrant at the corner on their way in. A fire marshal was doing an inspection a block away and reported heavy fire from the rear of the second floor, extending into the attic of a 2.5 story wood frame multifamily residence.
Engine 2 arrived at 3:13 laying a 5 inch line down the side of Bolduc Lane. Engine 2 then stretched a 1.75” hose line to the rear where they knocked heavy fire conditions from the exterior on the second and third floor.

Engine 21 stretched a 1.75” hose line up the front stairs into the second and third floor where they found fire running the walls and attic. Two members of the Truck crew performed the primary search and then opened up while Truck Driver flew the stick to the roof and prepared for ventilation.
Engines 31 & 33 threw ladders and overhauled the rear of the home. Car 29 had command while Battalion 1 was operations. The American Red Cross was called to assist 9 people that were displaced. American Ambulance provided standby coverage and the Norwich Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

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RYAN FLAHERTYCorrespondent

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