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MEDIA RELEASE:  Today, 1/21/19, shortly after 1:00 PM, the SWFD was dispatched to a service call on Grace Road for a crackling sound coming from a chimney attached to a wood stove.  Upon arrival, Car 19/Deputy Chief found smoke showing from the roof and chimney and called a working structure fire. Fire was located in the ceiling space above the wood stove area, and crews made a quick knock down. Mutual aid was received from Manchester Fire Rescue EMS Engine Company #5 at the scene, and station coverage was provided by Manchester Fire Department 8th District and the Broad Brook Fire Department. Crews worked hard and quickly in near-zero temperatures to stop the fire from extending to the rest of the home. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire is being investigated by the South Windsor Fire Marshal’s Office. Thanks to the support of the SWPD, 911 Dispatchers, SW Public Works, and Ambulance Service of Manchester.







MEDIA RELEASE:  Tuesday, January 8, 2019 this afternoon just after 4pm (16:02 hours) the South Windsor Dispatch Center received 911 calls reporting a possible house fire with smoke from the side/roof of the house.  

Within a few minutes a SWPD Officer arrived and confirmed smoke and visible fire. 

Photo credit - Journal Inquirer/Jim Michaud.

20190108FirePetsThe home was secured, but the Officer and a citizen could hear dogs inside. The Officer and citizen attempted to enter, but the smoke condition was to intense. With the door open they were able to call for the dogs and all three dogs were safely assisted out of the home.

SWFD responded with 3 engine companies, 1 aerial truck, 1 rescue truck, and approx. 25 firefighters. The Incident Commander, Deputy Chief Carlo Piacentini, prior to arrival, realized the area had limited hydrants and requested mutual aid for an additional 2 fire engines, one from Manchester 8th District FD and one from Manchester Fire-Rescue-EMS.

 Crews, simultaneously performed numerous tasks – 2 hose lines extinguishing the fire, vertical ventilation and search. Three (3) cats were located and treated on scene with donated pet oxygen masks and with assistance from the SWPD Community Service/Animal Control Officer, transported to local emergency vet.

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