Thursday January 2, 2014, a little after 1pm  Sandy Hook Fire Rescue, Newtown Hook and Ladder and Botsford Fire Departments responded to 6 Thunder Ridge Road to a reported fire in a residential home.

Ladder Truck 114 responded and crews from Hook & Ladder assisted members of Sandy Hook extinguishing a fire in a residential wood framed dwelling. Manning several attack hose lines and performing roof ventilation, the bulk of the fire was extinguished and placed under control quickly. Hook & Ladder sent Engine 1 to a nearby pond to fill tankers and Engine 111 and crew was sent to standby at Sandy Hook’s main station. Dodgingtown Fire Department (returning from a structure fire the town of Bethel) sent Engine 221 and Tanker 229 to Hook & Ladder’s station to cover the remainder of the town.

Hook & Ladder remained on scene for approximately two hours and assisted in overhaul of the building.

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