A tree fell on an East Hartford (CT) firetruck this morning after Firefighters had put out a fire on Middle Drive.
Firefighters rescued a sleeping man from his burning house early Thursday during the height of the snowstorm.
The resident was not injured, but he was displaced from the ranch-style house on Middle Drive that sustained severe damage.
The man, who lives alone, had been sleeping and was unaware of the fire – a passerby noticed the fire and flagged down a fire crew that was in the area dealing with a downed wire.
Those Firefighters were able to get the man out and knock the fire quickly, and that may have saved the house from more serious damage and prevented the resident from being injured. The house has significant damage to the attic and to a couple of rooms.
Firefighters had just wrapped up their work at the house when a tree fell on one of the fire trucks-no Firefighters were injured but the rig was seriously damaged.
From The Harford Currant