New Haven 2nd alarm 221-23 Howard Ave.
12/21/22 New Haven, CT – Firefighters from the hill section arrived to find heavy fire showing from the first floor of a private dwelling. They also received reports that occupants were still inside. Hand lines were quickly stretched to knock down the heavy volume of fire emanating from the front porch. Searches were conducted by the trucks and rescue before companies had to back out in favor of an exterior attack. The fire rapidly extended to all floors. It took firefighters about an hour to bring the fire under control. Two civilians were taken to area hospitals with smoke inhalation. They were removed prior to the fire department’s arrival with the help of neighbors. The cause of the fire is being investigated.