12/12/12 New Haven, CT - A report of smoke and fire from a house at 594 George Street turned into a stubborn two alarm fire for New Haven firefighters this afternoon. The blaze was reported just before one thirty this afternoon and within walking distance of busy St. Raphael's Hospital.
First due Engine Nine reported on scene with heavy fire from the first floor number two and four sides, with exposures. Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire only to be thwarted a short time later. Heavy fire was found running the walls from the basement to the attic. Prompting the chief to transmit the second alarm on the box. Firemen withdrew from the house for an exterior attack. An additional truck above the second alarm was special called for tower ladder operations.
All searches proved negative and trucks opened up with master streams to knock down the heavy fire venting the roof. The fire took about two hours to bring under control. No one was hurt in the blaze and the cause is under investigation.
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