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This morning, at approximately 10:20 AM, SWFD, SWPD, ASM, and CSP responded to a report of a vehicle rolled over on I-291 near exit 4. Crews found heavy damage to one vehicle, but no injuries.
The on-ramp to I-291 W will be shut down while crews clear the scene.

Small Brush Fire 2/25/2019
Due to a tree knocking down a primary power line, South Windsor FD and PD are on scene of a small brush fire on Rt. 5 (John Fitch Blvd) in the area of Bidwell Road.

The brush fire has been extinguished, but Route 5 southbound will be closed awaiting line repair and tree removal.
Today has been a windy day, with trees and power lines down all over the state. If you come across a similar scenario, assume all downed wires are live. If wires come down on your vehicle, remain inside the vehicle and dial 911. Do not approach any downed wires and do not get closer than the nearest unaffected telephone pole.

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.







On 1/17/2019, this afternoon, the SWFD responded to the parking lot of a gas station on Sullivan Avenue for a vehicle fire.
There was no damage or extension to any part of the gas station/pumps, and the vehicle was unoccupied. SWPD is investigating the cause of the fire.

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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