Terryville Volunteer Fire

Structure Fire 13 Prospect St 5/21/11

Terryville Volunteers responded to a report of a house fire at 13 Prospect St. They arrived to find a heavy fire condition in the attic space of a large woodframe Victorian multi-family dwelling. As crews crews established a water supply and used ground ladders to access the roof to ventilate, a request to Thomaston was made for their tower and an engine to the scene and Harwinton for station coverage. As conditions deteriorated evacuation horn sounded and an exterior attack was taken up until a tower ladder could be set up. Low utility wires, phone poles, and tree made setting up the Thomaston tower a challenging job. With tower to the roof the vent hole was opened up and interior crews able to push in and knock down the remaining fire. Crews would remain on scene for extensive overhaul and to assist the fire marshal investigating the fire.

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