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HVFC Responds to Four Motor Vehicle Fires Within Two Weeks

By Olivia Drake, HVFC Information Officer.


In the past two weeks, Haddam Volunteer Fire Company has responded to four motor vehicle fires.

At 9:30 p.m. on July 9, HVFC and DEEP responded to a vehicle fire on Little City Road. The vehicle’s owner had already worked to extinguish the fire and HVFC crews assisted with overhaul.

At 6:30 a.m. on July 13, HVFC, along with crews from Chester Hose Company, were dispatched to Route 9 South, one mile south of exit 8, for a two-car motor vehicle accident. During the incident, one vehicle had caught on fire and firefighters worked to extinguish the fire.

At 3:30 p.m. on July 14, HVFC was dispatched to a parking area on the corner of Jail Hill Road and Saybrook Road for another vehicle fire.

And at 10:25 p.m. on July 21, HVFC and Chester Hose Company returned to Route 9 South between exits 7 and 8. After extinguishing the vehicle fire, the scene was handed over to the Connecticut State Police.

No one was injured in any of these incidents.

“We’ve certainly had a busy streak,” said HVFC Chief Sam Baber. “Thanks to our responders, we were able to quickly extinguish all fires and prevent fire from spreading during this period of drought.”

Want to join in on the action? Haddam Volunteer Fire Company is looking for new members to join the ranks as firefighters, fire police and EMS. For more information visit  or email

Photos by Olivia Drake.

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