Pawcatuck FD responded to a reported structure fire at 6 Mechanic Street. First arriving units found heavy smoke coming from a vacant building, 2 1/2 story wood frame, 30 x 70. A first alarm was transmitted requesting additional manpower to the scene; a FAST team and EMS were dispatched. Fire was located on the first and second floors; numerous handlines were stretched in addition to a portable deluge gun. The fire spread into the attic space and a second alarm was transmitted. The attack went to exterior only. The fire was knocked down and overhaul begun. Due to supply lines stretched, the bridge from CT to RI on US Rte. 1 had to be closed for approximately two hours. Traffic was diverted to other roads.
Response: Pawcatuck: Engines T 43, T41, T 42, Tower Ladder T 45, Rescue T 47
FAST Team: Old Mystic Rescue G 67
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