Fire officials: No injures after ‘stubborn’ Wallingford fire

Wallingford fire engine

Wallingford fire engine

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WALLINGFORD — It took two and a half hours and mutual aid from multiple areas to extinguish a fire on Colony Street in town Saturday afternoon, officials said. No injuries were reported.

Wallingford fire dispatch began receiving multiple calls around 1:31 p.m. for a house fire on Colony Street. When they arrived, companies were met with a heavy exterior and interior fire on all three floors, fire officials said in a social media post.

Additionally, one person jumped from the second floor. Crews stretched multiple handlines for an offensive interior attack, officials said.

Hampered for a short time by high winds, crews backed out and switched to a defensive attack with a ground deck gun and a ladder pipe, officials said. Eventually, crews made their way back in and fought a “stubborn fire” for approximately two and a half hours, officials said.

All Wallingford Fire Department companies with callback firefighters, along with Wallingford volunteer companies and mutual aid from Meriden and North Haven Fire Departments, battled this fire. No firefighter injuries were noted and the cause is under investigation by the Wallingford Fire Marshal’s office, officials said.