On May 7, 2024, New Britain (CT) companies could see a column of smoke as they turned out of quarters, prompting the battalion chief to transmit a second alarm prior to arrival. Companies reported a four-story factory with fire showing on several floors. Initially there were water problems, prompting a third alarm to be transmitted and bringing Hartford to the scene. The water issues were corrected allowing three ladders to get a good knockdown on the heavy volume of fire. The fire became deep seated within the factory, causing it to spread to additional floors and wings. The fire took about three hours to bring under control. Companies remained on scene throughout the night. No one was injured and the cause of the fire was being investigated.

– Fire News photos by Glenn Duda, Allhandsworking and Patrick Dooley