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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.

heavy flames and smoke from house on fire at night
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heavy flames and smoke from house on fire at night
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West Haven 2nd alarm 37 Water St. vacant commercial building 
02/17/19 West Haven, CT – Firefighters were called to fight another abandoned building fire in an area slated for redevelopment. Firefighters found a two-story, commercial building with heavy fire through the roof. A second alarm was transmitted on arrival bringing additional city units. Two aerials, three multi-versals, and several hand lines were deployed to bring the fire under control. The state fire marshal was called in again to assist the local marshals with the investigation.

Firefighters in West Haven CT at fire scene with heavy flames
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Firefighters in West Haven CT at fire scene with Pierce aerial ladder
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Firefighters in West Haven CT at fire scene with heavy flames
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Firefighters in West Haven CT at fire scene
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Firefighters in West Haven CT at fire scene
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Firefighters in West Haven CT at fire scene
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West Shore Fire Rescue FerraraWest Shore Fire Rescue Ferrara quint at night fire scene
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West Shore Fire Rescue FerraraWest Shore Fire Rescue Ferrara quint at night fire scene
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West Shore Fire Rescue FerraraWest Shore Fire Rescue Ferrara quint at night fire scene
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West Shore Fire Rescue quint at night fire scene
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two aerial ladders up at night fire scene
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Firefighters in West Haven CT at fire scene
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Firefighters in West Haven CT at fire scene
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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.

3-alarm fire in West Haven CT

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3-alarm fire in West Haven CT

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3-alarm fire in West Haven CT

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3-alarm fire in West Haven CT

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3-alarm fire in West Haven CT

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3-alarm fire in West Haven CT

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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.

apartment building fire in West Haven CT

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apartment building fire in West Haven CT

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Firefighters overhaul after apartment fire

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Firefighters overhaul after apartment fire

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Firefighters overhaul after apartment fire

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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.

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West Haven firefighters extinguish a roof fire at night

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West Haven firefighters extinguish a roof fire at night

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West Haven firefighters extinguish a roof fire at night

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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.

Firefighter opens hydrant during fire

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smoke from house fire

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Firefighters enter house filled with smoke

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Firefighters enter house filled with smoke

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Firefighters enter house filled with smoke

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Firefighters enter house filled with smoke

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Firefighters enter house filled with smoke

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Firefighters crawl from basement after rescuing a victim

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Firefighters crawl from basement after rescuing a victim

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Firefighters crawl from basement after rescuing a victim

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Firefighters after rescuing a fire victim

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Firefighters in West Have CT at the scene of a fire in a house

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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.

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fire in a 3rd floor apartment

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fire in a 3rd floor apartment

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fire in a 3rd floor apartment

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fire in a 3rd floor apartment

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fire in a 3rd floor apartment

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fire in a 3rd floor apartment

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firefighters at fire scene

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