Prospect Volunteer Fire

Structure Fire 54 New Haven Rd 04/05/13

Prospect volunteer battle a major structure fire in a large stone construction masion on New Haven Rd. The call initiated as a fire alarm sounding with possible smoke showing. When the chief got through the security gate and up the long driveway he reported a working fire and requested a second set of tones be sounded to call all available volunteers to scene and that Cheshire be contacted for a ladder truck and Bethany for an engine and tanker. The rapid moving fire would also bring assistance from Naugatuck,Beacon Falls,Middlebury, Thomaston, Waterbury, and Woodbridge. Crews worked to set up portable ponds at the end of the driveway while a tanker shuttle and supply line from the nearest hydrant were established to keep the water flowing.The many fire fighters poured water into the structure for several hours before it could be brought under control but not before the roof,attic, and upper floors were badly damaged by the fire and water used to extinguish it. No one was home at the time of the fire so no civilian injuries were sustained.

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