Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Fire at 185 Pleasant Street
The Willimantic Fire Department responded to a working structure fire at 185 Pleasant Street this morning, at approximately 1:25 hrs. Greeted with heavy fire conditions, first arriving crews escalated the incident to a Second Alarm. Chief Palmer requested a Third Alarm when he arrived and assumed Incident Command. (Images taken by Laura Beecher). Our members made an aggressive transitional (blitz to interior) attack and knocked the bulk of the fire down in 15 to 20 minutes.
Several residents were taken to the hospital for evaluation. They were treated and released. Mutual aid was received from North Windham (to the scene), Windham Center (station coverage), South Windham (air supply), UConn FD ("Rapid Intervention"), Columbia ambulance ("Rehab"), and Lebanon & Mansfield ambulances (patient transport).
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