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Wallingford Resident Injured After Jumping to Escape Wind-Driven House Fire

By BRIAN OWEN, Correspondent | November 28, 2021 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 120221100

WALLINGFORD, CT - At 1:31 P.M. on November 28th, Wallingford Fire Dispatch began receiving multiple calls for a house fire at 167 South Colony Road.

On arrival companies were met with heavy exterior/interior fire on all three floors, and one person jumping from the second floor. Crews stretched multiple handlines for an offensive interior attack. Hampered for a short time by high winds, crews backed out and switched to a defensive attack with a ground deck gun and the ladder pipe.

Eventually, crews made their way back in and fought the stubborn fire for approximately two hours. All Wallingford career companies, along with Wallingford volunteer companies and mutual from Meriden and North Haven battled this fire.

One occupant sustained lower extremity injuries after jumping from the second floor and was transported for evaluation. No firefighter injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Wallingford FMO.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.