Article, photo, and video by Keith Muratori
At approximately 3:30pm on August 15, 2013, the Stratford (CT) Fire Department was dispatched to 498 Niantic Lane for a house fire with several calls.
The first-arriving unit reported heavy smoke showing from a condominium complex in the North End’s Oronoque Village.
Primary searches proved negative and the fire was mainly contained to the attic above one of two units in the building.
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For more on firefighting in multiple-dwellings, consider Hoseline Operations for Fires in Multiple Dwellings , Part 1, Hoseline Operations for Fires in Multiple Dwellings , Part 2, Hoseline Operations for Fires in Multiple Dwellings , Part 3, FIREGROUND STRATEGIES: OLD- AND NEW-LAW MULTIPLE DWELLINGS , and Roof Operations in Multiple Dwellings.
For more on smoke conditions, consider WHAT SMOKE CONDITIONS TELL YOU.