Olive St. 2nd Alarm Fire (Bridgeport, CT) 5/30/21 BRIDGEPORT, CT – Shortly before 6:30pm on May 30, 2021, the Bridgeport Fire Department received multiple calls for a fire at 370 Olive St. First companies on scene found a large, 4-story, wood-frame residence with heavy fire showing on all four floors at the rear porches. A second alarm was immediately called. After an aggressive offensive attack, members were eventually pulled from the structure as the fire took hold of the attic and operations turned defensive. In all, eight families were displaced, but there were no reported injuries at the time of this writing. A full gallery of images is 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
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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