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LITCHFIELD 2ND ALARM

Companies Battle Second Alarm In Litchfield

A two-alarm fire in Litchfield on May

4th, caused heavy damage to a split level single family home. Dispatcher Robertson toned Engine 2 with a crew of Captain Hansen, Firefighters Brideau and Cormier and Surette, Ambulance 2 with a crew of Firefighters Mamone and Lappin, Tanker 5 with a crew of Lieutenant Paquette and Firefighter Weeks along with Car 3 with Deputy Buxton to the 26 Garden Drive scene at 22:17. On arrival of Litchfield crews heavy

smoke and fire was showing and a second alarm was struck. Engine 2’s crew went to work stretching a backup line to the rear of the home and began opening up the ceiling and walls to get fire burning in those areas. Ambulance 2’s crew was assigned as the EMS sector in front of the building, Tanker 5 staged at water supply and Car 3 was assigned as operations.

Crews had the fire contained in a short

time but pockets of fire still burned inside the home. Extensive overhaul was needed to extinguish all the hotspots. The fire was placed under control at shortly after 23:00. Earlier in the day while the family was

cooking french fries when a line of thunderstorms came through the area knocking out power to the home. When the power was restored the oil left on the stove boiled over sparking the flames. The kitchen and family room suffered heavy fire damage with heat, smoke and water damage throughout the rest of the home. Companies from Hudson,

Londonderry, Derry, Auburn, Windham and Bedford responded to the scene. A Merrimack engine was also requested to the scene but did not respond due to all that towns apparatus were tied up at a working fire. The last Hudson company returned to town at 23:23

Photo’s

Photo’s above: Firefighter Brideau works inside the

building. Middle photo: Firefighter Brideau and Captain Hansen head out for a break after battling the fire. Bottom photo: Firefighters Surette and Cormier pick up a ladder. Photo right: this is the scene at 26 Garden Drive.

Photo’s by Al Boucher

Two

alarms were needed to control the fire

Hudson Heat May 2010

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