Thomaston Volunteer Fire

Dwelling Fire 16 Grand St 12/18/12

Shortly after 2:30 an alarm was transmitted for a structure fire at 16 Grand St in Thomaston. Intial report from the residents stated that they had fire in the attic. Upon arrival fire crews observed fire showing from the roof in the area of the chimney and the furnace flue pipe. Fire fighters stretched into the structure and laddered the roof from the rear of the structure to access the fire. With the fire quickly advancing and collapse of the roof imminent fire fighter in the attic were ordered out and crews on the roof evacuated. Crews used exterior lines to knock down the bulk of the fire allowing others to advance in the front of the building to finally bring the fire under control and hold it to the original section of the house. Thomaston was assisted by a RIT team and engine from Terryville and an engine from Watertown for station coverage from Watertown. All occupants were accounted for and uninjured. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Thomaston Fire Marshal as well as members of the Connecticut State Police Fire Marshal's Office

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