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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Noank (Groton) W/F 03-21-14

Fire Departments from Stonington and Groton areas responded via boats to Ram Island for smoke coming from the house around 15:30. Before arrival Heavy fire was visible from the shore. Several boats from several departments responded with firefighters and equipment, Mystic marine 1 was the largest and can pump 2000 gpm, Do to the long response and the channel by the time of arrival the fire was well ahead of them, Crews worked to try to stop the fire but were not able. the home was a total loss. The FM is investigation the cause.
 Mystic Marine 1 Responding
I do not know who took this photo, but used it to show conditions.