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Furniture Fire In Truck Is Moving Event On Turnpike

Issue 6 and Volume 123.

Furniture Fire In Truck Is Moving Event On Turnpike George H. Cardoza photos A furniture warehouse fire on wheels aptly describes the situation that faced Westport, Conn., fire fighters when they responded to a truck fire on the Connecticut Turnpike. The load of new upholstered furniture, including chairs, foam rubber couches and sofa beds, was smoldering from stem to stem when Engine 5, the first-in, reached the scene. Two other Westport engine companies rolled on the alar m at 9:30 a.m. last February 25, and in response to a request for aid, two engines and a ladder truck were dispatched from the adjoining town of Fairfield. However, the ladder truck was sent back as soon as the ranking Fairfield officer saw that it was not needed. The Westport fire fighters immediately raised a ladder to get a hose line on top of the load in the solid side, removable canvas…

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