Structure Fire - Southington Rd.
By J. Dumin
February 5, 2021

At 15:49 on 2/5/2021, the four Berlin Fire Companies were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 711 Southington Rd. Upon arrival Car 41 assumed command and reported no visible fire but a heavy smoke condition. Due to the location tankers from Southington and Westfield were requested to the scene along with mutual aid from Meriden. Initial crews on scene made entry into the basement. Command requested activation of Task Force 51 and Task Force 54. Task Force 51 made up of crews from Cromwell, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield responded to the scene. Task Force 54 responded with tankers from Beacon Falls, Canton, Burlington and Farmington. Additional tankers from Prospect, Middlebury, Oxford and Southbury responded to the scene. Task Force 41 was activated to provide town coverage.

As of 20:34 the fire was reported as under control and overhaul is in progress. There are no reported injuries at this time.

This is still an active scene, please avoid the area.

Units on Scene:
South Kensington Fire – Engine 12, Engine 13, Utility 14, Tanker 15
Kensington Fire – Squad 4, Utility 201
Berlin Fire – Engine 8, Truck 9, Tac 11
East Berlin Fire – Engine 7, Rescue 1
Meriden Fire - engine
Southington Fire - tanker
Newington Fire - engine
Wethersfield Fire - truck
Rocky Hill Fire - engine
Westfield Fire - tanker
Beacon Falls Fire - tanker
Canton Fire - tanker
Farmington Fire – tanker
Oxford Fire – tanker
Southbury Fire – tanker
Middlebury Fire - engine
Berlin PD
Hunters Ambulance
Car 41 (Command)
Car 31
Car 21
Car 61
Fire Marshalls Office

Units Providing Town Coverage:
Portland Fire
Cromwell Fire
Middletown Fire
South District Fire
East Hampton Fire
Middlefield Fire