WATERBURY, CT – At approximately 9:30am February 25, 2021, the Waterbury Fire Department was dispatched to Albert Bros Inc. for a report of a large fire. Units arriving on scene at 225 E. Aurora Street found heavy fire in a scrap yard. The thick black column could be seen for miles. The Connecticut National Guard Civil Support Team responded to the fire along with DEEP due to the need to contain the runoff into the Naugatuck River. Albert Bros is a metal recycling business that has been in Waterbury since 1895. For the full gallery of images from this incident, visit HERE
BRIDGEPORT, CT – At approximately 1:30pm on January 13, 2021, the Bridgeport Fire Department received multiple calls for a reported structure fire at 26 Vine Street. Engine 3 was first due and reported heavy fire showing from the 1st floor B-side of a 2 1/2-story, wood frame, extending up into the 2nd and 3rd floors. The fire quickly escalated and a 2nd alarm was called approximately 15 mins later. Once the fire started taking control of the entire 3rd floor, the evacuation tones were sounded at approximately 2:10pm. In all, the Red Cross had to assist nine people that were displaced by the fire. For the full gallery of still images from this incident, visit HERE
SHELTON, CT – At approximately 12:44pm on January 14, 2021, the Shelton Fire Department was dispatched to Waterford Lane for a reported kitchen fire. First units on scene found heavy fire showing from two windows on the D-side of a wood frame private dwelling. All occupants and pets were reported out of the structure safely before FD arrival and an interior attack was commenced. Conditions deteriorated quickly as the fire spread rapidly throughout the home and all members were ordered out of the structure for a defensive attack. A mayday was called during overhaul operations when two firefighters broke through the fire ravished second floor. Neither were injured and the mayday was quickly cleared.
Madison Ave. Fire (Irvington, NJ) 9/27/20 IRVINGTON, NJ – At approximately 1:20am on September 27, 2020, the Irvington Fire Department was dispatched to 148 Madison Avenue for a reported structure fire. First companies on scene found a 2 1/2 story wood frame with heavy fire showing from the top floor. Members searched the occupied home and found that no occupants were trapped or injured. As of the time of this writing the fire remains under investigation.
WATERBURY, CT – At approximately 10am on July 13, 2020, the Waterbury Fire Department was dispatched to a working fire at 43 Colley Street in a 3-story apartment building that housed 12 units and a grocery store on the ground level. The fire appeared to have started in the rear of the structure on the 3rd floor from a scooter. The incident quickly escalated to a 3rd alarm and extended to a 2 1/2-story, wood frame at 37 Colley Street. Smoke could be seen from blocks away.
Firefighters took steps to stay hydrated during the extended operations with temps in the 80s. Unfortunately, the fire took the life of a 67 year-old man on the 3rd floor and displaced 35 others. No firefighters were injured in the blaze.
WATERBURY, CT – At approximately 8:00pm on June 20, 2020, the Waterbury Fire Department was dispatched to 81 Walnut Street for a reported house fire. First companies on scene found heavy fire showing from the 2nd and 3rd floors of a 2 1/2-story, wood frame. Fortunately all 10 family members made it out safely. The fire was put under control but not before special calling extra companies to the scene. A full gallery of still images from this incident is HERE:
WATERBURY, CT – Shortly before 8:00pm on February 21, 2020, the Waterbury Fire Department (CT) was dispatched to 693 East Main Street for a fire in a large 3-story apartment building. First companies on scene found heavy smoke and fire. The structure housed a homeless hospitality center on the 1st floor, while the top two floors were unoccupied. The fire escalated to the point where all of the department’s resources were engaged at the scene, as well as mutual aid being called in. There were no reported injuries at the time of this writing.
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