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Posted on: March 10, 2021

CERT Responds to Residential Fire at Multi-Family Apartments, September 30, 2020

Hamden CERT responded Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 14:24 hours to a 2nd Alarm of Fire at a Multi-Family Apartment Building at 680 Mix Avenue.  Hamden Firefighters contained the fire to the garage area and the exposed floors above the area of origin. Four occupants were displaced due to the fire and smoke damage and two Firefighters were slightly injured. 

On September 30, 2020 the Hamden Fire Department responded (02:24 PM) to a Two Alarm Fire at 680 Mix Avenue, the Broadmoor Apartments. Four members of the Hamden Police Department arrived first on scene and made multiple entries to evacuate numerous residents from the smoke filled hallways and stairwells of the six story building. All four police officers were treated on scene by medical personnel for smoke inhalation.

The Hamden Fire Department arrived (02:29 pm) and encountered heavy fire in a basement storage area. The fire started in a large industrial trash bin and spread to three adjacent bins. The fire followed a pipe chase to two apartments immediately above the storage area. Firefighters overhauled partition walls in the apartments to extinguish the fire hidden within the walls. Crews then ventilated smoke from all six floors of the apartment building. Residents were able to return to their units at approximately 5:30 pm. Hamden CERT was activated and responded on the 2nd Alarm and operated a Rehabilitation Station for the Firefighters and Police Officers at the scene. Hamden CERT Personnel cleared the scene at 6:30 pm. 

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