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Plumber burned in Groton fire

By Greg Smith

Publication: theday.com

Published October 16. 2012 12:00PM   Updated October 16. 2012 1:56PM
Tim Martin/The Day
Groton firefighters extinguish a structure fire at the Ledgewood Apartment complex, unit 294, in Groton Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. One man sustained minor burns and treated at the scene.

Groton — A plumber sustained minor burns to his hands in a fire Tuesday afternoon in the bathroom of an unoccupied residence at Ledgewood Condominiums.

City of Groton Fire Chief Nick DeLia said firefighters responded at 12:20 p.m. to reports of fire inside the wall of 294 Meridian St., unit D, where the plumber was working.

Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the eaves of the building. They were able to stop the fire before it reached the attic, DeLia said. Besides unit D, DeLia said, the adjoining unit C sustained damage from the effort to rip away the wall to get at the fire. The residents of unit C were displaced for the night.

The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.

DeLia said arriving firefighters called for a first alarm, bringing in mutual aid from the Poquonnock Bridge, Sub Base, Old Mystic, Electric Boat and Center Groton departments.

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