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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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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.

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flames from house at night

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flames from house at night

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flames from house at night

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flames from house at night

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night house fire scene

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night house fire scene

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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.

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firemen in smoke on roof of house fire

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firemen in smoke on roof of house fire

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fireman pulling hose at fire scene

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fireman pulling hose at fire scene

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brown smoke from roof of a house fire

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brown smoke from roof of a house fire

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firemen donning SCBA to enter house fire

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fireman in smoke on roof of house fire

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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.

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large brush fire in West Haven CT

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large brush fire in West Haven CT

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large brush fire in West Haven CT

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fire boat battles a large brush fire in West Haven CT

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fire boat battles a large brush fire in West Haven CT

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fire boat battles a large brush fire in West Haven CT

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fire boat battles a large brush fire in West Haven CT

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large brush fire in West Haven CT

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