Engine & Tower on Laurel Hill 3rd Alarm

August 24, 2009 - Just after 2pm The Laurel Hill FD was dispatched to 495 Laurel Hill Rd for a apartment
building fire.  Units arrived to find fire coming from a 3rd floor apartment of building 14.  A 2nd alarm brought
in Norwich and East Great Plains.  Due to high heat and humidity from the summer season a 3rd Alarm was
brought in, bring Tower 25 to the scene and ET-22 to fire headquarters.  Tower 25's crew upon arrival was
assigned roof operations to finish gaining access to the fire located under the roof.  25's crew relieved the
Career firefighters from Truck-1 who did a great job of opening up the roof.   Another Taftville crew was
assigned the fire apartment for overhaul.  Taftville responded today with a total of 20 firefighters.  ET-22
covers a non-injury auto accident while crews fought the third alarm.  Only one minor injury was reported
Tower 25 at the front driveway to the building
25's crew of Jim Marciano and Mark Gilot
prepare to finish opening the roof
Chief Jencks supervises firefighters Denzel
Washington (not the actor) and Scott Boenig
as they wash down the fire apartment