Greenwich (CT) firefighters were dispatched to East Putnam Avenue for a car into a building with entrapment. A second call stated that the building was on fire and the box was upgraded. Police officers reported heavy smoke coming from the building. As police tried to make entry to make a rescue, heavy smoke hampered their efforts. The first crew started stretching lines to make a push into the building. Companies made a strong push but were forced out due to a heavy fire load and concerns about structural stability. Crews transitioned to a defensive operation while they worked to knock down the large body of the fire in the building. Multiple handlines and a tower ladder were put into operation and crews were able to knock down the fire. Later, it would be confirmed that the driver of the vehicle had died in the accident.

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