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Norwich Fights Fire in Auto Body Shop

By RYAN FLAHERTY, Correspondent | December 09, 2021 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 121121103

NORWICH, CT - At 7:28 P.M. on Thursday, December 9, 2021, the Norwich Fire Department responded to the area of 100 Franklin Street for a fire in the rear of a building. Battalion 1 arrived at 7:32 P.M. with fire showing from two bays of an auto body repair garage called Gaitans at 147 Franklin Street.

Squad A stretched a line while Truck 1 forced entry for them. Engine 3 got the water supply while Engine 2 stretched a backup line. Truck 1 cut two holes for vertical ventilation which helped improve interior conditions. The fire spread to a flatbed to truck that was parked in the front.

Laurel Hill and East Great Plain provided manpower on scene while Taftville and Yantic covered the city. The Mohegan Tribal Fire Department provided the FAST, and the Norwich Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

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