Crews fight multiple-alarm fire at submarine base in Connecticut
GROTON, Conn. (WFSB/Gray News) - Crews responded to a multiple-alarm fire at Naval Submarine Base New London, in Groton.
At approximately 5:30 this morning, a watch stander on base reported a fire in the unoccupied housing area.
The SUBASE Fire Department immediately responded to the scene of two fully engulfed unoccupied, adjacent units.
Because of established procedures, additional alarms/aid was called in from community mutual aid first responders.
Companies from Groton, New London, Waterford, Mystic, Old Mystic, Gales Ferry and Norwich responded.
“The quick reaction of base watch standers and rapid response of our Fire Department and mutual aid responders allowed us to limit additional spread, extinguish the structure fires, and ensure no impact to our base mission,” said Capt. Kenneth M. Curtin Jr., commanding officer, Naval Submarine Base New London.
The fires were extinguished just after 6 a.m. though both units have extensive damage.
There were no injuries reported related to the incident and response.
The cause of the fires is under investigation by the base, and the base remains fully mission capable.
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