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May 10 Busy for HVFC: Brush Fires, MVA, Two Fire Alarms & Wires down on School Bus

By Olivia Drake, HVFC Public Information Officer.

A busy day in May! Haddam Volunteer Fire Company responded to a total of six calls for emergency services on May 10, 2022 including a motor vehicle accident, two fire alarms, a wires-down on school bus incident, and two massive brush fires.
At 1:45 p.m., crews were first dispatched as mutual aid to Middletown for a multi-acre brush fire near the intersection of River Road and Aircraft Road. The fire had started on River Road due to a downed power line. Due to strong winds, the fire quickly spread to approximately 250 acres throughout the day. At 2:45 p.m., HVFC was called to assist with a bus vs. power lines on Thayer Road. The bus driver and five students aboard the bus exited the vehicle from the back emergency door.
Wires down on school bus
At 2:50 p.m., HVFC was toned out again for a fire alarm at The Village plaza on Killingworth Road. Crews returned to the same location at 6:55 p.m. for another fire alarm.
At 5:40 p.m., HVFC was dispatched to a three-car motor vehicle accident on Killingworth Road near Haddam Fire’s Station 3. Two patients were transported to Middlesex Hospital with minor injuries.
At 11:50 p.m., Haddam Fire was requested back to the brush fire in Middletown, as flames began to spread southeast of Freeman Road and headed toward Higganum. Crews were on scene working to control the fire until approximately 3:30 a.m. Personnel from DEEP, South Fire District, and other protective agencies will continue to monitor the area throughout the day.
Photos by Olivia Drake, Sam Baber, Kyle Everett.

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