New Haven (CT) Engine 8 arrived reporting a well involved 2-1/2 story structure fire on Sheffield Avenue on August 17, 2021. A second alarm was transmitted by Engine 8 on arrival due to the number four exposure also being involved. Companies stretched multiple 2-1/2 inch handlines to darken down the fire and cover the exposure and then transitioned to an interior operation. Trucks started opening up in both dwellings as well a performing topside ventilation. All searches proved negative as all occupants safely evacuated. Companies had to go exterior to finish off the fire with a ladder pipe. The fire took about 90 minutes to bring under control. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital with unknown injuries. The cause of the fire was under investigation.                                   

– Fire News photo by Glenn Duda, CFPA