Hamden Firefighters Tackle a Nasty Apartment Fire at Dogwood Hills
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Hamden firefighters responded to the Dogwood Hills Apartments, 200 Evergreen Avenue, around 2:30 Sunday morning for a working structure fire involving a total of nine units, damaging six. A ninety-year old women jumped from her second floor window into the arms of three other residents before fire apparatus arrived.
On arrival, Platoon 2 firefighters were faced with a large amount of fire showing. Using an aggressive interior attack coordfinated with effective ventilation, firefighters were able to make a good stop, preventing what easily could have been a disastrous situation. The elderly woman who was forced to jump before firefighters arrived sustained injuries to her lower body. No other injuries were reported. The Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.