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Photo left: Firefighter Blinn uses a rake to cut a fire line at 16 Century Lane on May 6th. Photo below: Firefighter Mulcay and Captain Gannon set up a portable pump in a pool to supply water to crews.

High Wind Spreads Half-Acre Litchfield Brush Fire

Firefighters from three towns battled a brush fire behind 16

Century Lane in Litchfield on May 6th. Dispatcher Glenn received a 911 call at 14:38 reporting the fire. Toned to the scene were Hudson Forestry 2 with a crew of Captain Gannon and Firefighter Mulcay along with Litchfield crews. Litchfield Chief Schofield who at the time of the call was in

the area and arrived on the scene in a short time found a fast spreading fire fanned by high winds. The fire was burning in a wooded area with piles of wood and other debris burning. With limited manpower additional help would be needed. Hudson Ambulance 1with a crew of Firefighters Blinn and Bradish were returning a Litchfield member after a previous call and was called to the scene to assist. A Litchfield police officer was also placed into service with a rake to contain the flames. Three hose lines were stretched into the woods to battle the

flames. Forestry 2‘s crew placed the portable pump into service drafting from a nearby swimming pool suppling hose lines battling the flames. Ambulance 1’s crew used hand tools to cut a fire line on the west side of the fire stopping the spread of the flames bringing the fire under control at 15:01. Due to the size of the fire and the extensive overhaul a Londonderry engine was

Hudson Heat May 2010


requested to the scene at 15:03 to supply water from a hydrant to crews working the fire. Crews overhaul the fire area for an additional hour before clearing the scene.

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