On May 16, 2016, Danielson firefighters responded to a reported fire in a two-story apartment house located on Maple Street, just off Route 6. The first fire officer arrived and reported heavy fire from two windows on the second floor, and requested that the balance of the assignment be filled. Danielson Fire Chief Gerry Marcheterre said, “We knocked that down, but the fire had already by-passed us and gotten into the walls. With the residence’s balloon construction, the fire got up into the ceiling and roof in no time. We pulled out and used an aerial ladder to continue fighting the fire.” Mutual aid came from eight departments, but the building’s 116-year old construction did in their best efforts. No injuries were reported, but 11 people were displaced and assisted by the American Red Cross. The building was deemed a total loss. Mutual aid units came from Dayville, Attawaugan, East Brooklyn, East Killingly, Moosup, South Killingly and Williamsville and Atwood Hose. KB Ambulance also responded.                              – Fire News photos by Alan Brackett