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Second Working Fire in Two Hours for Waterford

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WATERFORD, CT - At 2:24 P.M. on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, the Quaker Hill and Cohanzie Fire Departments were dispatched to 83 Old Colchester Road for a house filling with smoke. W-29 said he had a working basement fire at 2:27 P.M., which initiated the town wide response. An assignment from Montville and the New London FAST were also started. Engine 21 arrived and stretched a one-and-three-quarter inch hose line through the rear basement door.

Truck 25 positioned in the driveway on the 'Charlie/Delta' corner and flew their stick to the roof. Engines 11 and 51 stretched a second line from Engine 21 and advanced into the basement. Crews made a push from the rear where they found active fire in the basement. Truck 55 backed into the driveway and set up on the 'Alpha/Delta' corner. Engine 42 provided manpower to help overhaul and vent the basement. Truck 15’s crew stretched a crosslay from Truck 25 into the first floor where they found a heavy smoke condition. A crew then hand jacked a five-inch supply line from Engine 21 to Truck 25.

Waterford Ambulance stood by on scene and the Waterford Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

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RYAN FLAHERTYCorrespondent

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