New Haven Electrical Substation fire 08/12/20 New Haven, CT – New Haven firefighters responded on a verbal for smoke in the area. Once on the scene they transmitted the box for a fire in a United Illuminating Substation on Water St. Companies could only stand by with precautionary hand lines as UI workers de-energized the equipment. The department utilized its chemical/foam unit to flow Purple K. This had little effect and ultimately foam was used to douse the fire and equipment. This also caused a portion of downtown New Haven to loose power.
08/27/20 New Haven, CT – A verbal from a state police officer on patrol in the area of I-91 reported a large header in the area of Exit 8-9. A still was put out for an auto fire in a junkyard sending an engine and truck. The box was transmitted shortly after the arrival, per the battalion on the scene. Multiple hand lines were stretched along with one tower ladder put into operation. The fire was in a large pile of scrap metal and junk cars. It was brought under control in about an hour.
New Haven 1319 Ella T. Grasso Blvd dwelling fire 06/26/20 New Haven, CT -Companies were clearing up from a small fire in a dwelling not far away when this box was transmitted. Engine 9 arrived first- due reporting heavy fire, in the rear number two floor of this large, occupied, private dwelling. Multiple lines were stretched as trucks opened up and performed topside ventilation. The fire quickly traveled into the third floor and attic before being brought under control. All hands operated for about an hour to bring the fire under control. All searches proved negative, with no reported injuries. The fire is being investigated by the marshals.
03/21/20 New Haven, CT – As companies turned out from quarters they reported that they could see it and looks like a job. Engine 9 arrived and reported a two and a half story, occupied dwelling with heavy fire showing from the second and third floors. Companies stretched multiple lines with an aggressive intent to bring this fire under control. A second alarm was transmitted upon the arrival of the battalion. The fire took about an hour to bring under control. Several occupants of the dwelling were left homeless. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
New Haven 2nd alarm 1303 Chapel St. vacant dwelling 12/25/19 New Haven, CT – New Haven firefighters hoped for a quiet Christmas as they came on shift. Instead, as they pulled out of quarters for the box alarm, companies reported they could see it. Engine Company 6 arrived reporting a top floor fire. Multiple hand lines were stretched as the fire continued to grow. Companies made an interior attack, but were chased out due to deteriorating conditions. A 2nd alarm was transmitted as companies transitioned to exterior operations. Truck companies went to work with a tower ladder and ladder pipe operations. Additional two and half hand lines also flanked the dwelling on all sides to darken down the fire. It took companies about two hours to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the fire marshals office. Glenn Duda, CFPA
New Haven 3rd alarm 55 Benton St. dwelling fire 01/05/20 New Haven, CT – A reported basement fire in the city’s Westville section turned out firefighters just before eight p.m. Engine 15 arrived reporting smoke showing from a 1 1/2-story private dwelling. As companies began their operations, they were soon hampered by Collyers Mansion conditions in the basement. Companies tried to make a push, but were unable to gain headway on the fire. A second alarm was transmitted as a heavy smoke condition pushed from the entire dwelling. Companies were withdrawn from the dwelling to regroup with a new attack. Members of Rescue 1 soon reported they were trying to make a push in the basement, but had fire over their heads. Chief of Department Alston immediately ordered the emergency evacuation of the basement. Several members narrowly escaped the flash over-like conditions in the basement as maydays were transmitted. A third alarm was transmitted on the box as members were now ordered to go to defensive operations. The fire soon took hold of the first floor and extended throughout. Multiple hand lines worked for more than two hours to bring the fire under control. One firefighter and one civilian were transported to local hospitals. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Glenn Duda, CFPA
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.