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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Willimantic 3rd alarm 10-10-10

Around 15:20, at Union Street and Clark. Willimantic went to a 3rd Alarm, Heavy fire conditions at the front and rear upon arrival. Shortly after fire attack commenced a occupant opened a window on the "D" side 3rd floor, he was cut off from the floor below. Firefighters raised a ladder as the occupant came out the window and was hanging on by a arm and a leg (see first video). He managed to reach the ladder and exit with minor injuries. As this was going on command requested a 2nd and then a 3rd alarm. A exposure building started too burn and melt. Crews protected exposure's and attacked the main body of the fire. Firefighters brought the fire under control with minimal damage to a near by apartment building, and the loss of some cars.
Video of the Rescue