New Haven 2nd alarm 157 Orange St.
09/01/17 New Haven, CT - A fire broke out in the building housing the Trinity Bar around two p.m. today. The fire occurred in a busy section of downtown with narrow streets and limited access. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire venting from the second floor of a three story mixed occupancy building. Firefighters were notified of people trapped on the second floor. During the primary search, a severely burned male party was found on the rear fire escape. A second alarm was transmitted due to the occupancy and heavy volume of fire on arrival. Companies made a interior attack , stretching multiple hand lines, and were able to knock down extremely heavy fire on two floors. Trucks made the roof and performed topside ventilation. Multiple propane tanks were found on the second floor fueling the intensity of the blaze. One additional civilian was transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation. The burn victim was transferred to the burn unit of Bridgeport Hospital. The cause of the fire is under investigation.Read More