Taftville Apartment Building Fire

June 4, 2009 - Just before 10 pm, Taftville was alerted to a smoke detector activation and reported
smoke in the building on Hunters Ave.  Dep Chief Dupuis arrived to find heavy fire emitting from a 3 stry
apartment building.  The building was in the process of evacuation upon arrival.  Firefighters assisted
those to safety and quick attacked of the fire was underway.  Conditions worsened and crew had to
evacuate the building until conditions were better for interior attack.  Taftville was assisted by Occum,
Yantic, Norwich Truck 1 and Mohegan Tribal FAST team.  Three civilians and one firefighter were sent
to the hospital for medical conditions.  The fire in under investigation