First In

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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Monday, September 10, 2018

Stonington,(Old Mystic) Barn fire 09-10-18

Around noon, Old Mystic Fire was dispatched to 630 Al Harvey Rd, for a reported barn fire. First due found a 60x100 barn 1/2 involved, the first engine was directed to hit with a master stream. A request for tankers and FAST was requested. In about 30 mins, the barn was fully involved and collapsed. crews spent several hrs on scene to extinguish the hay that was in the barn. The fire is under investigation.


Friday, September 07, 2018

Yantic, Car Fire. 09-07-18

Yantic fire was dispatched to Sam's food mart on Washington St, for a car fire. Crews arrived to find the car heavily involved with exposure to a fence.