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I welcome you to my blog site; I hope to show you the fire service in NLC in some interesting events. During the next few years, I will improve on the content and photos to keep you coming back for more. I take pride in my photography and try my best to be first in when possible. The majority of the photos will be from the Norwich companies & surrounding area departments, but sometimes I Buff out of state cities for a change of pace.

As of late I have missed or worked a lot of the incidents. I have a great support group of Photographers to help the site keep up with all the incidents. There are too many to list, So thanks for your support. Thanks for visiting and enjoy .RD Ladd

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Occum, 2nd Alarm 06-16-22

 Occum, Operated with M/A on this garage fire. Update later


Haddan Ct Fire Appartus

Haddam Ct, Fire Apparatus  

Sunday, June 05, 2022

East Great Plan, 2nd alarm 06-05-22

Norwich fire started receiving reports around 15:00 for smoke and fire near the rear of the Holiday Inn Hotel, East Great Plan was dispatched, With more call coming in and a report from the State police that and officer was evacuating the building, a 2nd alarm was dispatched. First due officer found a 15x30 ft storage building on fire with an exposure to the main building 2 ft away. The first due went to work knocking down the exterior fire and forced entry to the interior, As Norwich Tower 1 and Engine 3 along with Yantic Engine 33 arrived for manpower. Engine 52-51 handled water supply, Mohegan tribe was Fast, The rest of the 2nd alarm was placed in staging. The fire was under control in a few minutes.


Saturday, June 04, 2022

Norwich W/F+, 06-04-22

 Norwich fire was dispatched to 378 Central Ave, for fire in the rear. Engine 2 arrived to find smoke from the rear of a 2.5 story dwelling. They found a fire on the rear porch for the apartment in the attic. The fire was knocked down in a short time. NFI



Saturday, May 28, 2022

Colchester Ct, 35 Colchester Commons W/F 05-28-22

 Colchester fire, operated at 35 Colchester Commons, For a minor bedroom fire. 

No injuries reported.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Norwich 3rd Alarm 05-25-22

 Norwich 3rd Alarm

around 23:45

Later today, I will post the info. 

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Uncasville section of Montville. W/F 05-17-22

 Around 12 noon. Mohegan Tribal fire and M/A was dispatched to 134-1 Ft Shantok Rd., for a fire in a mobile home. Engine 1 arrived to find fire showing from 50% of the homes windows. Eng 1s crew began fire attack, Mohegan fire M-11 arrived and supplies water to Eng 1 and Tribal, Eng 2set up to lay to a water supply. East Great Plain, tanker 51, aided with water supply, Norwich's Truck 1 supplies the Fast. 

The Home sustained heavy damage, The FMO is investigating the incident.

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Credit go's to the person that took these first due photos.


Thursday, May 05, 2022

New London Ct, 2nd Alarm++ 5-5-2022

 Mid afternoon, New London fire and M/A worked this fire at the Lighthouse Inn, at 5 Guthrie place, Fire was confined to the rear of the buildings, walls and void spaces. Crews worked to open up the spaces and bring the fire under control. A heavy M/A response was called due to the size of the building and past fire history. 43 years ago, a devastating fire burned most of the roof off.

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

New London Ct, 3rd alarm with extra call. 04-30-22

 New London Ct, 3rd alarm with extra call.Around 9:30am. Initial call was for 65 Fuller St for a dwelling fire, First due Battalion, found 2 Dwellings on fire. Engine 2 arrived and started fire attack, A 200 and Truck 2, followed. Command requested a 2nd alarm, then a General alarm. The street was a dead end and limited apparatus access to the street. A-1 requested a 3rd alarm fairly quick. The incoming engines, laid several supply lines into Fuller street. Due to high winds and a gas fed fire, conditions deteriorated and commanded evacuated the dwellings. During the defensive operations, a brush fire started across the street in the wooded area, command requested a extra alarm for this exposure fire. Crews worked for about a hour with the heavy fire conditions, as extra companies arrived and boosted the water pressure conditions improved. Heavy damage to 2 dwellings and about 1+ acres of woods burned. The fire in under investigation. My photos are about 30 mins into the incident.

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Side B, Exposure building

Embers from the dwelling fires, started a small brush fire across the street to The High-rise housing, an Extra alarm was requested for this fire.