05/13/23 New Haven, CT – Lombard station companies arrived to find heavy smoke showing from the top floor of this private dwelling. The fire had gained a foothold in the top floor and attic requiring multiple lines to be stretched as members of Truck 3 performed topside ventilation. All searches proved negative with the exception of a dog and cat that were rescued by firefighters. The dog survived and the cat died in the fire. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
New Haven 2nd alarm Abate’s Pizza 129 Wooster St. 05/11/23 New Haven, CT – New Haven firefighters received reports of fire from the roof of a commercial building, and arriving units found heavy smoke issuing from a one-story restaurant. Companies were met with a heavy fire condition in the cockloft. Engine companies quickly stretched two and a half inch hand lines, which were operated in a coordinated effort with truck companies for ventilation. This resulted in the fire being knocked down in about fifteen minutes. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the fire marshal’s office. Glenn Duda, Allhandsworking
New Haven 2nd alarm 52 Ann St. dwelling fire. 05/13/23 New Haven, CT – Firefighters from the Hill section were met with a heavy smoke condition emanating from a two and a half story, private dwelling. Lines were quickly stretched, but firefighters were met with heavy heat and clutter conditions. They were unable to make any forward progress and reach the seat of the fire. The fire soon vented the basement windows and started to reach an auto and the first floor. Companies were briefly backed out so the fire could be darkened down from the outside. Additional lines were stretched to all floors as the fire began to extend due to the construction of the dwelling, and a second alarm was transmitted. Firefighters were able to transition back to the interior and open up to stop any further spread. It took about an hour to bring the fire under control. No one was injured. The cause is being investigated.
03/21/20 New Haven, CT – As companies turned out from quarters they reported that they could see it and looks like a job. Engine 9 arrived and reported a two and a half story, occupied dwelling with heavy fire showing from the second and third floors. Companies stretched multiple lines with an aggressive intent to bring this fire under control. A second alarm was transmitted upon the arrival of the battalion. The fire took about an hour to bring under control. Several occupants of the dwelling were left homeless. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
New Haven 2nd alarm 31-33 Sheffield Ave three dwellings 03/06/20
New Haven, CT – Engine Company Eight rolled into the block to find a three-story, dwelling well-involved on the number one side and quickly extending to similar exposures on both sides. A second alarm was transmitted on the arrival of Rescue 1. Companies were hampered in placing lines into operation by multiple power lines down in the street. A quick primary in the original fire building proved negative as companies went defensive on the original dwelling and stretched into both exposures. The blaze took about an hour to bring under control. One firefighter was treated for minor injuries and transported to the hospital. The fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause. Glenn Duda, CFPA
New Haven 2nd alarm 1303 Chapel St. vacant dwelling 12/25/19 New Haven, CT – New Haven firefighters hoped for a quiet Christmas as they came on shift. Instead, as they pulled out of quarters for the box alarm, companies reported they could see it. Engine Company 6 arrived reporting a top floor fire. Multiple hand lines were stretched as the fire continued to grow. Companies made an interior attack, but were chased out due to deteriorating conditions. A 2nd alarm was transmitted as companies transitioned to exterior operations. Truck companies went to work with a tower ladder and ladder pipe operations. Additional two and half hand lines also flanked the dwelling on all sides to darken down the fire. It took companies about two hours to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the fire marshals office. Glenn Duda, CFPA
09/01/17 New Haven, CT – A fire broke out in the building housing the Trinity Bar around two p.m. September 1, 2017. The fire occurred in a busy section of downtown with narrow streets and limited access. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire venting from the second floor of a three-story, mixed occupancy building. Firefighters were notified of people trapped on the second floor. During the primary search, a severely burned male was found on the rear fire escape. A second alarm was transmitted due to the occupancy and heavy volume of fire on arrival. Companies made an interior attack stretching multiple hand lines, and were able to knock down extremely heavy fire on two floors. Trucks made the roof and performed topside ventilation. Multiple propane tanks were found on the second floor fueling the intensity of the blaze. One additional civilian was transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation. The burn victim was transferred to the burn unit of Bridgeport Hospital. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Glen Duda