113 Goodyear Street, New Haven Friday, May 10, 1985 - 4 AM
Hamden firefighters responded when a Hamden neighbor of this New Haven house, located at 113 Goodyear Street on the city line, notified Hamden Central Communications. Hamden fire personnel arrived first to
find it well involved. New Haven firefighters arrived shortly
thereafter and together the two departments extinguished the blaze.
Retired Deputy Fire Chief Clark Hurlburt recently commented on this fire:
"I was working for Captain
[Robert] Chadwick at Station 2 for the blaze. One point of interest is that one of the guys in our crew
lost his hearing aids. We went back the next day and crawled through the
rubble for hours looking for them. Just as we gave up hope and were packing up, a
squeal came from one of the Scott packs where the aids had lodged in the mask
and were on the rig the whole time.
"While we were there, an excited neighbor got
Chadwick's ear, telling him all about the fire (that we were at) with flames 100
feet high. 'Even Hamden was here,' he reported, obviously not being able to read
the name on the engine."