Overnight, firefighters battled the second major lumberyard fire to make national news this week. In Connecticut, 21 fire departments responded to help put out a massive blaze in the town of Cornwall.
Because of the high fire load with this type of fire, massive amounts of water were needed. Since the area is not served by hydrants, crews had to use tankers to shuttle water from the nearby Housatonic River. No injuries had been reported in the blaze, as the building still smoldered early Tuesday, according to a Litchfield County emergency official.
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Over the weekend, Texas firefighters battled a large lumberyard fire near Fort Worth, which heavily damaged the business.
Truck 14 set up on lumber yard fire on E Lancaster pic.twitter.com/1w7MoAYbS1
â€” Fort Worth Fire Dept (@FortWorthFire) January 10, 2015