Old Mystic Fire Department (OMFD), Mystic River Ambulance (MRA), and Lawrence and Memorial (L&M) paramedics were dispatched to 30 Route 27 in Mystic for a motor vehicle accident, car vs. house, reported to be with fire and entrapment at 00:18 hours.

Upon OMFD arrival, the car was on its front end, with the top of the vehicle protruding into the structure. There was no fire, however the victim was trapped inside the vehicle. There was extensive structural damage to the residence and OMFD personnel stabilized the structure to alleviate the risk of collapse. Once the structure was stabilized, OMFD personnel extricated the victim from the vehicle. During the course of the incident, there was an active gasoline leak from the vehicle.

Due to the prolonged nature of the incident, Life Star Helicopter was requested and landed at Old Mystic Baptist Church, where Mystic Fire Department had established the landing zone. The victim was transferred to MRA and Life Star personnel and then transported to the landing zone.

OMFD personnel remained on scene to provide lighting and monitor the gasoline leak, while Groton Town Police Department investigated the accident. The scene was cleared at 04:16 hours.

pictures courtesy; Old Mystic Fire police member Claude Flickinger & Lt. Czapla
Narrative courtesy; OMFD Captain Christopher Clarkin


On 11/13/07 City of Norwich responded to North Main Street for a structure. This house was approx. 100' from Station 2. I believe the fire was held to the initial alarm with coverage in their stations.
Thanks again to Murphy for taking these photos.


On 11/12/07 the Yantic FD was dispatched to a stove fire. On arrival units found fire from 2 windows from the rear of the house. Numerous departments battled this fire which injured
3 Firefighters and 1 civilian. Thanks to Mark Murphy and Jeff Douchette for getting some great photos.


COMING SOON - The Ledyard, Gales Ferry & Mashentucket departments responded to Gonch Farm Road for a report of a fully involved motorcycle up againts a garage. On arrival units found a 30' fire ball from the motorcylce that extended into the garage. Units from Ledyard, Mashentucket & Gales Ferry responded to the scene. Coverage was called in to the stations.

I will have pics soon.

2nd Alarm - Norwich

Thanks to Jeremy Lessard and Murphy for the photos of the 2nd Alarm fire off of Golden Street. Stop by ROSE CITY FIRE SHOTS for more pics, info and video.

1st Alarm- Poquonnock Bridge

Thanks to Steve Lougee for these pics from the 1st Alarm fire on October 31st. At around 0745 units were dispatched to Ring Drive for a dryer fire. On arrival smoke showing with active fire in the basement.
This was the second fire of the shift. The first fire was located at Doncasters. For more pics and info stop by NLC Photos.


Thanks to Mike Chauvin for the pics of a Freon Leak at Two Trees Inn. Stop by Smitty pics for more information.