Jewett City House Fire - 239 North Main St

December 20, 2005 - The Jewett City and Griswold FD were dispatched for a fire at 239 North Main
St.  Upon arrival smoke was showing from a 2 1/2 stry wood and a working fire assignment was
dispatched adding Lisbon, Voluntown and the Taftville FAST.  The fire was in a balloon frame style
house with fire on the first, second, and attic area.  The fire grew in intensity with forced crews out of
the structure and crews were forced to go to defensive operations.  After about 15 minutes of
Defensive operations crews were allowed back in to extinguish the fire
Photo by S Dupuis
photo by S Dupuis
Taftville Firefighters Keith Lawton and Brian Tuttle ascend a ground ladder
Photo by Robert Ladd
Taftville LT Shane Dupuis Vents an upper floor window.  Photo by Robert Ladd
A Taftville firefighter starts to decend down the ladder as the fire vents from the upper floor
Photo by Robert Ladd