Conn. FF injured battling fire involving trailer loaded with 4K pounds of bleach

Milford firefighters were hampered by an "inoperable" fire hydrant during the blaze that damaged four tractor-trailers

Peter Yankowski
Connecticut Post, Bridgeport

MILFORD, Conn. — Four tractor-trailers were damaged and one firefighter was taken to the hospital Thursday after a fire at a truck stop near I-95.

Fire officials said one of the trailers was loaded with boxed vegetables, and another contained "4,000 pounds" of bleach.

Milford firefighters were dispatched to the Pilot Travel Center on Old Gate Lane around 1:55 p.m. Thursday, after 911 operators received reports of a truck fire, a post on the Milford Fire Department Facebook page said.

"While units were en-route to the scene, they could see the heavy black smoke coming from the area," the post said.

Crews found two tractor trailers on fire near two other trucks, with diesel fuel contributing to the blaze.

Firefighters used hoses and foam to contain the fire and knock it down.

They were hampered by an "inoperable" fire hydrant nearby, requiring them to run hundreds of feet of hose to a different hydrant.

Paramedics later took one of the firefighters to Milford Hospital in "stable" condition the post said.

Officials are investigating what led to the blaze.


(c)2020 the Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)


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