On 3/9/14 near 1500 hours the 8th District FD (Manchester, Ct) was dispatched to 39 Buckland St. for numerous calls reporting a structure fire in an apartment building. The 2nd alarm was struck as companies were still blocks away due to the smoke condition they drove through. Companies arrived to find fire venting out the rear of this 3-story (2 floors in front, 3 in the rear) wood frame apartment building with people evacuating. Mutual aid for another ladder company was requested on arrival. Once the tower ladder was put to work the fire was knocked down quickly. MFRE Truck 2, Engine 5, Car 22 and Vernon ET-241 assisted at the scene with other departments covering the stations.
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Glenn Duda submitted these images from a fire today in West Haven, CT.
West Haven, CT – 1003 Post Rd. Gino’s Steakhouse
The City of West Haven fire alarm received multiple calls for a restaurant on fire shortly before 8:30 a.m. this morning.
First due units arrived to find heavy smoke and fire erupting from the establishment. The restaurant had been closed for several weeks for a remodel project. A second and third alarm were quickly transmitted bringing all of the city’s companies to work. The fire took about an hour to bring under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.