Taftville provides support for major mill fire in Plainfield

April 28, 2005 - The Town of Plainfield along with over 30 other department battled a
major mill fire at the old abandoned Interoyal Mill Complex on Reservoir St.  The fire
came in around 19:00 hours on and over 30 departments worked over 4 days to
extinguish the fire.  Taftville provided a engine to cover the Jewett City Station and
one engine to support drafting operations and manpower of 9 firefighters for about 8
hours on Wednesday the 29th.
Jewett City Ladder 156 provided master Streams for the
Interoyal Mill fire in Plainfield
Numerous Departments provided support for a major mill fire in Plainfield
Some members of Taftville wait in staging for their instructions from command
A view of what remains of the old mill, pictured are Plainfield Hose Tender
to the right and Central Villages ET-197 on the right, in the back ground
are (L to R) Danielson Tower 161, Scotland T-116, and Pomfret Tower 170
One of Taftville's assignments was to help operate Moosup's EQ-194 on
the "C" side of the mill.  Note: the Providence and Worcester trains were
at a halt during this operation
A Providence and Worchester Railroad train awaits to pass the firetrucks
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Interoyal Mill fire pictures