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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.

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Friday, April 30, 2010

City Of Groton Car fire 04-10

City of Groton fire responded to Fun N Food lot (Clam Bar) at Rt 12 and Walker Hill Rd, The fire was under control in a few min's

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Norwich, More mill fire photos.

As I receive more photos I will add them here.

Norwich W/F 04-25-10

At 13:30 Norwich fire responded to 86 Boswell Ave for a reported building fire, this is the home to the former 88 club now closed. Smoke was found coming from the building with fire burning up the back of the building. This was the 3rd building fire in the past few days. The below post will be the fourth. The FMO is investigating.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Norwich Multi Alarm Mill Fire 04-27-10

Norwich Fire responded around 03:00 to Capehart mill for a confirmed building fire. As Engine 2 left they station across the street. The called for a 2nd alarm with fire through the roof. As the night went on command requested 5 ladders and or towers to the scene. A task-force of ladders was brought into the city if the fire extend to the next section. Several pumpers laid in from hydrants or drafted from the river. The building condition before the fire was very poor and firefighters could not enter any section of the building. During the next two days hot spots flared up and extinguished by Norwich and Taftville fire departments. In all 18 different departments were involved during the fire. The fire is under investigation by Norwich, State and Federal FMOs
More photos at www.laddsphotos.smugmug.comThis photo was taken from 4st about 12mins after the dispatch. Crews had to cut through 2 fences and heavy brush before placing lines into service. . Engine #2 Command PostSo close but yet to far The old wooden bridge that is impassable. A view of the canal and the bridge. Engine 31 DraftingTower 1 (Norwich), 3(Mohegan Tribal),25(Taftville) with ladder 5 (East great Plan)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Lisbon W/F 04-24-10

Lisbon Fire responded to 219 Bundy Hill Rd for a reported house with heavy fire from the "D" side at 16:00. First due found heavy fire from a sun porch with extension into the main home. The crew made a quick knockdown of the main body of fire. M/A from Taftville, Jewett City, Yantic for FAST. Several tankers were also dispatched but returned early. n

Friday, April 16, 2010

Old Mystic 1st Alarm 04-16-10

Around 11:25, Old Mystic responded to 65 Russell St. They transmitted a box plus then a 1st Alarm, they found a heavily involved carport with extension into the home. The occupant was attempting to extinguish the car with a garden hose, before calling for the fire department.

Coventry 2nd alarm 04-15-10

Coventry responded to 609 South St at 12:45 for this 2nd alarm. The house was heavily involved upon arrival. Numerous dept's assisted and there was alot of overhaul to do after the fire was extinguished. Fire was mostly out on my arrival. More pictures at.

Bridgeport W/F 04-13-10

Around 09:55, Bridgeport fire responded on the corner of Newfield Avenue and Clifford Street for a 3 story wood occupied, heavy fire showing from the D-side on all 3 floors, on the We could see the header from the Stratford Avenue bridge. Aggressive push from the inside knocked it down relatively quickly. Burning power lines were an issue initially. Kept the response to the initial assignment, all hands working. Exposures A and D were streets, B and C were structures that were a safe distance away. Red Cross called for relocation's. Fire is under investigation. "Info from Connfire"