Report by Paula Antolini, February 21, 2019, 9:26AM EDT
A report from Bethel Fire and EMS on a structure fire at Plumtrees Heights, February 20, 2019:
“Around 9:30 last night, units were dispatched to the Plumtrees Heights condo complex for a structure fire in our first due district. Car 1 arrived on scene confirming a working fire in the garage, with fire extending to the unit.
“Engine 5 arrived on scene shortly after, and stretched the first hose line into the front door of the unit, with hopes of cutting off fire spread into the unit itself. This was successful, as fire was held to the garage area, and no fire spread to adjacent units. Units remained on scene overhauling, as well as knocking down hot spots. The cause is under investigation by the Bethel Fire Marshal’s office.
“Thank you to West Redding Volunteer Fire Department for covering our station with an engine and ambulance while we operated at this fire.”
A report from Stony Hill FD on a structure fire at Plumtrees Heights, February 20, 2019:
Last night at approximately 9:20pm, Bethel and Stony Hill firefighters were dispatched to a reported working structure fire in the Plumtrees Heights complex. Bethel Police Department and Paramedic S. McKenney were first on scene and confirmed a working structure fire with fire coming from the garage of a middle unit extending into the unit.
First due units stretched hand lines into the unit and knocked down the fire while Tower 1 went to work on the roof for ventilation.
The situation was brought under control in approximately 30 minutes, however crews remained on scene for an extended period of time to overhaul and hit hot spots.
The fire was held to the garage which was also converted into a bedroom. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians and the cause is under investigation by the Bethel Fire Marshals office.
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