Hemlock Drive Home Sustains Significant Damage in Fire Friday Morning

On Friday morning around 9:00am, Greenwich Public Safety Dispatch assigned the Deputy Chief, Engines 1, 2, 3, 4, Truck-1 and Rescue-5 to a reported structure fire at a three story single family house on Hemlock Drive.

The Deputy Chief arrived on scene in approximately 4 minutes and reported heavy smoke showing from the residence and confirmed a working structure fire.

The first arriving engine companies stretched two hoselines to the interior of the structure while the Truck company began to complete a primary search of the building for occupants while simultaneously ventilating the roof.

Crews encountered a well advanced fire on multiple floor of the structure. There were no occupants in the building and crews were able to extinguish the fire in approximately 45 minutes.

The structure is a 5,500 square foot home that sustained significant fire damage throughout.

There were no reported injuries and the origin and cause is under investigation by the Fire Marshals Division. Stations 6 Round Hill, 7 Banksville and 8 North Street relocated to downtown to cover any additional incidents during the fire. GEMS and Greenwich Police Dept units also responded in support of the incident.

According to a release from the Fire Dept there were a total of 40 personnel on scene.