02/08/19 West Haven, CT – A long vacant dwelling at 24-26 Richards Pl. was the scene of a wind driven fire in a neighborhood filled with blocks of vacant dwellings. Firefighters had access problems due to the street being blocked off by barriers. High winds rapidly spread the flames throughout the vacant dwelling. An exposure was severely threatened prompting a second alarm to be transmitted. Firefighters went to work using multiple two and a half hand lines, multi-versals, and an aerial to darken down and stop the spread of the fire. The fire took about forty five minutes to bring under control. The cause is being investigated by the fire marshal.
03/27/16 West Haven, CT – A quiet Easter morning quickly turned chaotic as West Haven Firefighters were alerted to a fire in an occupied apartment building. Firefighters were afforded a quick response due to the firehouse being two blocks away. Members arrived to find a top floor apartment fire in a large, three-story, ordinary. Three hand lines were stretched via the interior stairwell to rapidly extinguish the blaze. Primary and secondary searches proved negative and trucks overhauled to bring the fire under control. No one was hurt in the blaze and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the marshal’s office. Most of the residents were allowed back into the building after the fire was out.
West Haven next to 212 Main St. Structure Fire
11/13/15 West Haven, CT – West Haven firefighters responded to an address next to 212 Main St for a structure fire. Upon arrival of first due companies, fire was seen on the roof. Three lines were stretched, one operated as truck opened up to confine the fire to the area of origin. The home was occupied at the time of the fire, and there were no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
07/30/15 West Haven, CT – Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a kitchen fire around seven thirty Thursday evening at 18 North Street. First arriving companies found smoke showing from a two-story, wood-frame dwelling. Multiple lines were stretched along with topside ventilation as the fire quickly spread to the second floor. All searches proved negative and the fire was brought under control in about a half hour. One firefighter was treated at the scene for exhaustion.
05/07/15 12 Kimberly Ave. West Haven, CT – Shortly after 4 pm West Haven Fire Department started receiving multiple calls for a brush fire from passing motorists on nearby I-95. First-in companies found a rapidly advancing marsh fire. The box was filled out bringing additional companies. A second alarm was requested along with a special call for New Haven’s fireboat. The fire rapidly progressed toward the train tracks where it burned overhead cantanery wires causing two large electrical arcs. Train service was halted until the fire could be brought under control. Ironically, the train tracks would serve as a natural fire break allowing companies and the fireboat to get control of the blaze.
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.