VIDEO: At least 10 fire departments responded to a large house fire in North Franklin Thursday.
The home near the intersection of Pond Road and Whippoorwill Hollow Road went up in flames Thursday afternoon. Crews on scene said it was difficult to contain because there are no hydrants in the area. Firefighters from at least 10 departments in the region rushed over to help control the flames and shuttle in water.
Video from the scene shows a large portion of the house already destroyed by flames. The fire sent up a smoke plume 5,000 feet high, which could be spotted on Doppler Radar.
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Mighty big for elves.
There's a lot of reasons to love firefighters. Saving lives is at the top of the list. But Santa's helpers? Who knew?
Members of the North Stonington Volunteer Fire Company decided to build a sleigh for Santa this year to make it easier for him to get in and out, Chief Charles Steinhart V told Patch.
Firefighters turned Santa's helpers are Matt McGowan, Joe Cassata, Jason Tagg, Charles Steinhart IV, Charles Steinhart V, Greg Howell, Patrick Chute, Tom Marsh, Cody Morgan, Jon Carner, and Nathan Browning.
If volunteer firefighters working through the night to build Santa's sleigh so that kids of all ages from near and far can cheer doesn't warm your heart, well, you're a Grinch. Ho, ho, ho! The North Stonington Santa Run is set for Sunday Dec. 1 from 5 p.m.to 8 p.m.
A couple of weeks ago, a nighttime wind and rain storm knocked over a fence at 103 Tremont St.
The maintenance man for the company that manages that property almost postponed showing up Wednesday to repair it as he wanted to because of the weather forecast that day.
But Primo Arroyo, 54, of Manchester, said he wanted to get the work done, showed up and is now credited for saving two people’s lives by helping them out of a neighboring house during a fire.
“I think God put me in the right place at the right time,” he said.
A fire broke out in the basement at 101 Tremont St. Wednesday and was reported around 11:10 a.m. But before fire crews got there, Arroyo said he saw thick black smoke pouring out of the basement windows and went to the front of the house.
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