Kitchen fires, often, are portrayed as humorous situations on sitcoms and popular Walt Disney World attractions.
But the Southington Fire Department is taking a minor kitchen fire it responded two over the holiday weekend as a warning to residents that such incidents, often, don't come out harmless, like the one seen at the end of Disney's Carousel of Progress.
Rather, in the season of cooking, they can evolve into a nasty conflagration, which, thankfully, didn't happened locally Friday.
Over the holiday weekend, the department even posted information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on kitchen fire safety measures. "Members responded to a stove fire last evening," wrote the SFD on social media. "The occupant was able to extinguish the fire prior to FD arrival."
When Walter Wieland joined the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department in 1972 as a firefighter, he didn't envision just how long his time with the department would span.
“In 1972 I had lived in Ridgefield for five years and was looking for some way to get involved in the community,“ Wieland said. “I knew some friends who were firefighters and they suggested I join the fire department as a firefighter." “It sounded like an interesting way to get involved with the community," he added. In October, at the department’s annual dinner, Wieland, 85, was honored for 50 years of service in the department. In 1994, he joined the Fire Police Division of the department, became fire police lieutenant in 1998 and in 2002 was promoted to fire police captain, a position he still holds today.
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It could take days to determine what caused a massive wind-driven fire along the Mystic River Sunday night.
The fire happened on Washington Street at Seaport Marine and damaged multiple buildings and boats on the property.
Seaport Marine said the fire destroyed several structures and they are thankful for all the first responders for their efforts in containing the blaze. Firefighters from across the southeastern Connecticut region worked to keep the fire from spreading to the other homes and businesses in the area.
"It was so alarming to be that close to the flames and to see part of our community, our neighbors, go up in flames," said Amanda Arling, general manager of The Whaler's Inn. "It was a scary evening." Guests staying at The Whaler's Inn, a boutique hotel down the street from the fire, were evacuated.
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An injured hiker was rescued from a trail near Crescent Lake on Sunday.
The woman, who has not been identified, was taken to UConn Health in Farmington for an “obvious injury” to her lower leg and ankle, according to Southington police.
Local police responded along with medics, Southington firefighters and mutual aid from Plainville firefighters to the red trail at Crescent Lake on Sunday, around 2:51 p.m. The victim was located at the far eastern end of the trail.
The victim was brought out of the wooded area with the use of an ATV, police said.
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