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CT Firefighters Battle Fire in Condominium Complex

Firefighting News: CT Firefighters Battle Fire in Condominium Complex

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.

For tactical articles on firefighting in condo complexes, consider APPARATUS ACCESS PROBLEMS and NO WAY IN: GAINING ACCESS TO GATED PROPERTIES.