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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, December 30, 2016

Thompson 3rd Alarm 12-29-16

Around 22:00 Thompson Hill fire was dispatched to Thompson congregational church, 347 Thompson Rd for a fire alarm. With in a short time command reported light smoke on the 1st floor, then they found heavy smoke on floor two, with in a few minutes the interior crew found heavy fire in the sanctuary, A 2nd alarm was requested. Several lines had been placed in operation,  crews encountered high heat and discovered heavy fire condition. At one point fire made it to the Steeple, that tower opened up the windows a knocked the fire back into the main structure and knocked down the fire to the rear of the attic space. Crews worked from safe locations to keep the fire spreading to the addition and to keep in the rear of the building. Once a positive water supply was established, the knocked down all heave fire in the building. The companies worked to overhaul and salvage the area for the hidden pockets of fire. The fire went to 3 alarms, With departments from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

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