The HFRA website wishes to thank Lieut. Jeff Pechmann for these remarkable images of a nasty Sherman Avenue multiple alarm fire he photographed when he was an off-duty firefighter thirteen years ago. The fast moving blaze destroyed two medical supply businesses at 805 Sherman Avenue. Two firefighters were injured and Hamden's Truck 1 was damaged by intense radiant heat generated by the flames. A huge column of smoke and flames that shot more that fifty feet in the air could be seen for miles around.
Intense heat damaged the tip of the aerial and the windshield of Truck 1
The New Haven Register, Tuesday, April 16, 2002 (Courtesy of Gil Spencer) CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE
As seen from the rear deck of a home in the Honor Hill section off Ann's Farm Road, about 1,000 feet east of the fire. Note the flames reflected from within the large column of smoke.