On March 24, 2024, at just before 1230, New Haven (CT) firefighters responded to Chatham Street for a reported kitchen fire. Engine 10 arrived to heavy fire on the first and second floors of a three-story wood frame. Initial companies encountered a dead hydrant and had to rely on tank water until a secondary water source could be established. Fire spread quickly throughout the home partially due to strong wind conditions. The fire went to a second alarm and, at one point, firefighters were pulled out of the building by command in favor of an exterior attack. Firefighters rescued several pets from the home and no one was injured. Companies would be on scene operating for about two hours before bringing the blaze under control.

– Fire News photos by Jack McCarthy (Fill The Box Fire Photography) and Glenn Duda, Allhandsworking