Beacon Hose responded overnight on Aug. 30 to a structure fire at 127 Beacon Valley Road. The vacant two-story home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived around 3:30 a.m.
Chief Jim Trzaski ordered a defensive exterior attack and we extinguished the fire in about an hour. About 25 firefighters, including a mutual-aid ladder truck from Naugatuck, responded to the scene. Citizens’ Engine Co. No. 2 provided mutual-aid station coverage at our firehouse.
There were no injuries, and we had cleared the scene by 7 a.m. The fire was under an arson investigation.
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Beacon Hose responded Feb. 19 at 4:30 p.m. to Station-Glo on Noe Place and South Main Street for a dumpster fire.
Engine 3 was first on scene with a full crew and worked to open the dumpster to extinguish the fire. Engine 2 and Rescue 4 both joined the scene shortly afterwards.
The fire was contained to the dumpster, although there was some exposure to the structure. An investigation found smoke in the attic, but the structure was ventilated and there was no extension. The dumpster was overhauled and crews left the scene. A total of 17 members responded to the scene. The incident is under investigation.
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It’s been a busy couple of weeks for our brothers at the Naugatuck Fire Department, and Beacon Hose has been called to provide mutual aid at four fires during that time.
The biggest and most recent response came Feb. 13 at the Meadowland Estates condominiums on Horton Hill Road for a working structure fire.
The fire started at around 6 a.m. in the basement of a middle unit and spread to the first floor, second floor and attic. Engine 3 was dispatched at 6:28 a.m.
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Beacon Hose was dispatched Monday, Dec. 21, at 12:09 p.m. to a home on Cook Lane for the report of a dryer fire.
Upon arrival, Chief Jim Trzaski noticed smoke showing from the rear porch. Upon investigation, fire was found in the first-floor laundry room. The response was upgraded to a working structure fire.
Mutual aid from Naugatuck Fire Department’s Ladder 1 and Citizens’ Engine Co. No. 2’s Engine 11 were also dispatched to the scene. Beacon Hose’s Engine 3 was the first apparatus on scene with a four-man crew.
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Beacon Hose has been busy over the last few months on Route 8, where several motor vehicle accidents have occurred. Here are summaries of a few of the events (with photos).
Just after midnight on Friday, Oct. 23, Beacon Hose responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on the Route 8 North on-ramp with possible entrapment and fire.
Chief Jim Trzaski arrived on scene and confirmed a one-vehicle accident with the vehicle on the roof and the occupant trapped. The fire was extinguished by an off-duty volunteer firefighter from New York. Engine 3, Rescue 4 and BH-7 quickly responded to the scene.
The 14 members who responded simultaneously secured the vehicle, supplied a charged fire hose for protection, set up the Jaws of Life and gained access to the victim. The patient was extricated from the vehicle within four minutes and transferred to Beacon Hose EMS before an AMR paramedic intercepted for transport to Waterbury Hospital.
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