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.
HAMDEN, CT – At approximately 7pm on February 14, 2022, the Hamden Fire Department was dispatched to 42 Warner Street for a structure fire with multiple calls. A 2nd alarm was called while companies were on route. First arriving units on the scene found heavy fire through the roof and out several windows of the Warner Village Apartments. In all, a 3 alarms were struck as fire took hold of the whole 22 unit apartment complex in the frigid 18 degree weather. Fifty people were displaced with no injuries reported at this time. Mutual aid came from New Haven, North Haven, Cheshire, and Wallingford.
New Haven 1319 Ella T. Grasso Blvd dwelling fire 06/26/20 New Haven, CT -Companies were clearing up from a small fire in a dwelling not far away when this box was transmitted. Engine 9 arrived first- due reporting heavy fire, in the rear number two floor of this large, occupied, private dwelling. Multiple lines were stretched as trucks opened up and performed topside ventilation. The fire quickly traveled into the third floor and attic before being brought under control. All hands operated for about an hour to bring the fire under control. All searches proved negative, with no reported injuries. The fire is being investigated by the marshals.
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
03/01/15 New Haven, CT 922 Winchester Avenue dwelling fire
New Haven firefighters arrived to find heavy fire on the top floor of this two and a half story, wood frame around three thirty a.m. Companies initially made an interior attack but were withdrawn due to a water supply issue. The fire soon took hold of the top floor and went through the roof. An exterior attack took about forty five minutes to darken down the fire before companies would regain entry to overhaul. All primary searches proved negative except for the removal of one family pet, a cat, which was found on the first floor. Several families were displaced. No one was injured in the blaze.