Shortly after 7:30pm on Tuesday November 15, Newtown Hook and Ladder was dispatched to the area of 46 East St. for an unknown type fire.  While enroute dispatch advised units that they were receiving multiple calls of a structure fire and filled out the assignment bringing in Sandy Hook and Hawleyville FD.  Car 103 was first to arrive and found a fully involved 40’x30′ barn within a few feet of a house.  The corrected address for the barn fire was 46 Main St. while the house was located at 2-4 East St.  Fire had already spread to the adjacent house and was consuming several rooms.  Car 101 arrived on scene and command was transferred to the Chief.  Additional engines from Brookfield and Stony Hill were requested to the scene as well as all tankers in town.  Engine 111 arrived on scene and quickly placed two 1 3/4″ handlines in service through the front door of the house, knocking down the majority of the fire.  Engine 331 from Hawleyville was directed down an adjacent driveway and stretched several lines and a master stream device to knock down the barn fire.   As overhaul began, fire was found in the attic, ceilings and walls of the house.  Crews ventilated the roof and performed extensive overhaul until all fire in the house was found and extinguished.  Crew remained on scene for an extended period as the collapsed barn had to be picked apart by an excavator to extinguish all hot spots.  Once the fire was fully extinguished all FD units returned to service.  Hook and Ladder operated on scene with Engine 111, Engine 1, Truck 114 and Rescue 113 for almost 6 hours.

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