West Haven 3rd alarm apartment fire 175 Canton St.
11/19/18 West Haven, CT – For the second day in a row West Haven firefighters fought a multi-alarm apartment fire. This fire was called in at 10:30 a.m. reporting a fire on the third floor of the complex, in the Allingtown section of the city. Companies reported they could see it coming into the box. Once on scene, firefighters were faced with an advanced fire in an apartment located on the third floor of a large OMD. An attempt to stretch off the standpipe was negated by an inoperable standpipe. Firefighters were forced to back out to the stairwell due to the delay in water. A second alarm was transmitted as additional resources stretched lines into the complex. Firefighters were then hampered by Colliers Mansion conditions in the fire unit. Truck companies conducted searches and reported three roofs built-up during topside ventilation. The fire took about a half hour to knock down after the obstacles were overcome. All occupants were accounted for, though several received smoke inhalation while evacuating. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
New Haven 868 Winchester Ave dwelling fire
12/02/18 New Haven, CT – A report of smoke on the 3rd floor of a dwelling turned out to be a fire in the walls that quickly extended to the third floor and attic. Three lines were stretched and trucks opened up to get ahead of the fire and cut off its spread. The fire was brought under control in about forty five minutes. One firefighter was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Occupants of the second and third floor were displaced. The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.
West Haven 2nd alarm 10 4th St. apartment fire
11/18/18 West Haven, CT – Multiple calls for the apartment fire let city of West Haven firefighters know they were going to work. Companies arrived and found fire out the picture window on the second floor of this three-story OMD. A second alarm was transmitted due to fire conditions and occupancy of the building. Multiple lines were stretched to confine the fire to the apartment of origin. Searches proved negative and the truck found no extension upon opening up. The fire was quickly brought under control. The cause of this fire is believed to be an unattended candle.
West Haven, CT 410 Court St. roof fire;
12/01/18 West Haven, CT – Firefighters were called to 410 Court St for a reported structure fire. Companies found fire emanating from the roof of a commercial building. The truck took the roof to find roofing materials burning. One line was stretched for a quick knock down with minor extension to the interior of the building.
West Haven 2nd alarm dwelling fire 96 Richards St.
09/15/18 West Haven, CT – West Haven firefighters responded to 96 Richards St for an occupied dwelling fire. Upon arrival they found a one and a half story, wood frame, with heavy smoke showing. Occupants were advising them that a blind man was trapped in the basement. A second alarm was transmitted as companies went to work. Five lines were stretched and operated as trucks opened up and conducted primary searches. One male victim was found in the basement and removed to the hospital in grave condition. The fire extended to the 1st floor before being brought under control in about forty five minutes. The cause of the fire is unknown and being investigated by the state and local fire marshal. Several firefighters were treated for minor injuries and released.
08/15/18 New Haven, CT – A mechanic working on a garbage truck ignited a fire involving the truck in a repair bay. The mechanic was injured with non life threatening injuries. The building was the repair shop for All American Waste. Firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to the truck. Three hand lines were stretched and operated to keep the fire in check. Firefighters had to work quick because the truck was CNG fueled. The fire was brought under control within a half hour.
07/30/18 Waterbury, CT – A long vacant mill building went up in flames in the city of Waterbury. The 1st call was received just before one o’clock. Companies reported that a large volume of fire could be seen while responding. Upon arrival, they had a four-story, mill building fully involved. Companies were hampered by difficult access to the building, including a natural gas plant as an exposure. Four ladder pipes and several multi-versals were used to darken down the heavy volume of fire after a two and a half hour firefight. Companies were expected to maintain a fire watch until the building is demolished. The cause of the fire is suspicious.