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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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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Scotland 2nd Alarm 05-29-13

Scotland Fire around 09:40 was dispatched to 373 Devotion Rd. (RT-97) for Numerous reports of a house fire. Car 16 found a 2 story home with a 1.5 story addition with heavy fire conditions from the addition section. a 2nd Alarm was requested along with a Tanker Taskforce. The Addition was a total loss, with moderate damage to the main building. The FMO is investigating the incident.

Note: these photos are from a camera phone. I hoping to receive a few photos from some friends.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

South Windsor, 2nd Alarm 05-24-13

South Windsor, 2nd alarm on arrival at 8 Collins Lane in the pouring rain. The fire was in a barn/garage.


Hartford 2nd Alarm 05-22-13

Hartford fire responded to 33 Blue Hills Ave, two buildings down from Engine 14/Ladder 4  at 0245 hours. fire was showing from the rear. This fire reached 2 alarms. NFI.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Taftville 3rd Alarm 05-22-13

Taftville fire was dispatched about 23:30 to 490 Norwich Ave, for several reports of a apartment building on fire. First due found a 150x30 3.5 story 6 plex with heavy smoke pushed from the attic area. 2nd and a 3rd alarm was requested in a short time. Fire broke out of two windows to the rear as fire took hold of 3rd floor of 3-4 units and attic space. Fire also dropped down void spaces to the 1st floor. Tower 25 and Tower 1 opened the roof while Et-21,22 E-2, E-32 & E-31 stretched 13/4s and a 2.5 into several units. Fast and Rescue 3 set up ground ladders for operation and 2nd egress. Other companies set up water supply and provided relief and search crews. Damage to upper leave is extensive, the fire is under investigating the cause.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Southington W/F 05-18-13

Southington Fire responded to 165 Old Farms Rd  00:54 hours.Heavy fire was showing on arrival. NFI

Meriden. 2nd Alarm 05-17-13

Meriden fire was dispatched to 213 Colony St. at 1201 hours. First notification was from the street box in front of the building. Engine 2 transmitted a working fire on arrival.

East Hartford, MVA w/Fire 05-16-13

East Hartford fire, responded to I84 E/B at exit 59 for a MVA with fire . Several vehicles were involved, a car carrier caught fire to the rear and several cars were destroyed.  Three ambulance's, 2 additional engine companies plus a mutual aid tanker from Glastonbury to take care of this incident. 

Windsor Locks W/F 05-16-13

Windsor Locks Fire and M/A responded to 33 S. Main St at 02:15 hours. Heavy fire took hold of the dwelling setting off ammo stored in the home. Command decided to go defensive.  Crews worked the incident for several hours.

Hartford 2nd Alarm 05-16-13

Hartford Fire responded too this 2nd alarm directly behind Engine 8's quarters at 192 Affleck St 01:40 hours. They found heavy fire to the rear of the dwelling.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Willimantic 3rd + Alarm 05-16-13

Around 18:30 Willimantic fire was dispatched to St. Marys Church for smoke coming from the building. First due found heavy smoke coming from the building, In a short time a 3rd alarm was requested. Crews made entry to with a 2.5 hose line to attack the fire as 4 towers and a ladder set up. After a while the conditions deteriorated and command evacuated the building and went defensive with master streams. The fire ran the roof line for several hrs, the master streams held it in check. After several hrs, crews were allowed to re-enter the building and to work the hot spot. Local and State Fire Marshals are investigating. 
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Field of fallen slate blown off the roof.