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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.