4. Conn FFs injured at residential fire

Three firefighters suffered heat exhaustion and dehydration and one sustained injuries to his back and ankle


Taylor Hartz
The Day, New London, Conn.

NORWICH, Conn. — Four firefighters were injured when a fire severely damaged a multifamily home, displacing four families in Norwich on Monday night, according to fire officials.

The fire broke out on the porch of the four-family home at 57 Prospect St. about 4:15 p.m. and quickly spread through the home and up to the attic due to extreme winds, according to the Norwich Fire Department.

Engine 2 arrived at the scene three minutes after receiving the call and stretched a line into the building. The fire was brought under control by 6:11 p.m., according to the fire department.

All residents escaped the home safely and two cats were rescued, the department said.

Four firefighters were injured while fighting the blaze. Three suffered heat exhaustion and dehydration and another sustained injuries to his back and ankle. They were all treated at Backus Hospital and then released, Norwich fire Chief Keith Wucik said.

The home suffered "significant damage" on the third floor and was deemed uninhabitable, the department said.

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©2020 The Day (New London, Conn.)

 

All City companies are currently operating at a working structure fire at 57 Prospect Street/234 Hickory Street. Photo by Rob Ladd

Posted by Norwich Firefighters Local 892 on Monday, 3 August 2020

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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