Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fire at 621 Valley Street on 3/5/10

The Willimantic FD responded to an alarm activation at 621 Valley Street, on Friday March 5th, 2010, at 1500 hrs. On arrival, Acting Captain Torres reported water flow from the sprinkler system. Upon investigation, a fire was discovered in an apartment on the second floor. The fire was contained by the sprinkler system (a great testament to sprinklers), but crews needed to work quickly to minimize water and smoke damage.

Evacuated residents and their pets remained outside for an extended period while firefighters worked with Housing personnel to contain the water. Ultimately, two apartments were deemed unsuitable for inhabitation. Representatives from the Town of Windham (Housing Code Enforcement, Human Services, Fire Marshal) worked with the American Red Cross to provide assistance to residents.

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