Sam Mednicow's Used Cars 2230 State Street, corner of London Drive Monday, January 25, 1971
Legendary local used car salesman Sam Mednicow was slightly injured when the space heater in the office of his used car dealership exploded on Monday, January 25, 1971.
Mednicow, a used car salesman for decades in the New Haven area, specialized in previously owned (many times) automobiles that might be politely called "NO-K Used Cars," several of which were destroyed along with the office.
Platoon 2, under the direction of Deputy Chief James Strain, responded with Engines 3 and 4, Ladder 2 and Rescue 1. The ladder pipe of the new ladder truck was put into action successfully despite the notoriously narrow mains on State Street at that time.