12/19/15 New Haven, CT – A quiet Sunday morning shift change in New Haven quickly turned chaotic for firefighters in the hill section of the city. Companies arrived to find a two and a half story, wood frame, occupied dwelling heavily involved in fire and rapidly extending. Several occupants were trapped initially, but were removed by pd with a civilian ladder prior to the fire department’s arrival. A second alarm was transmitted as companies started an interior attack because due to reports of trapped civilians. Primary searches proved negative as conditions rapidly deteriorated. Members were pulled from the dwelling for an exterior attack. The fire rapidly extended throughout the structure as a result of the balloon frame construction. Multiple hand lines and master streams were operated for over an hour to bring the blaze under control. Several occupants were transported to area hospitals with various injuries. Several more were displaced. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
12/06/15 New Haven, CT – First due Engine 10 reported a three-story, wood-frame with heavy fire on the second and third floors. The dwelling was occupied at the time of the fire which prompted the transmission of a second alarm by the battalion chief. All the occupants made it out safely. Companies made an interior attack before being backed out in favor of a quick exterior knockdown. Companies were then able to go in and finish up. The fire also extended to a similar style dwelling on the number four side, which was quickly brought under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
New Haven (CT) Engine Six arrived and transmitted the signal 73 for a three story, residential over commercial with fire showing from the second floor. Companies stretched multiple lines and made quick work of the fire . The trucks opened up and found minor extension to the third floor and cockloft. The second alarm was transmitted for precautionary purposes due to the size of the structure and extension. No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
03/01/15 New Haven, CT – Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke showing from the second floor of this two and a half story dwelling. An interior attack was initiated, however a bad hydrant caused a delay in getting water. A primary search resulted in one victim being pulled from the fire floor. A second alarm was transmitted by orders of Battalion Chief Gould. The fire extended into the third floor before companies were able to bring the fire under control. One firefighter was transported with burns to the lower extremities and one victim was transported in critical condition. The state and local fire marshal’s divisions along with New Haven PD are investigating the cause of the blaze.
New Haven, CT – New Haven FCC received numerous calls for fire on a first floor of a house at 73 Kossuth St in the city’s Hill section. Engine Eleven arrived first-due to find the front of the house heavily involved in fire. A second alarm was transmitted due to water supply issues with the hydrant in front of the fire building resulting in a delay in water on the fire. Members employed an exterior attack for most of the firefight. No one was injured in the fire which was caused by a Christmas tree catching on fire. Ten adults and two children were displaced as a result of the fire.