Readers are reporting a house fire on Binney Lane that is “spreading from house to house”. That doesn’t sound good.
UPDATE: Reader sends this, from Greenwich Patch.
As Hurricane Sandy blows ashore, the mega storm is wreaking havoc with rescue efforts throughout Greenwich.
Based on emergency dispatch transmissions Monday night, many roads in town are impassable, making it impossible for firefighters to battle house fires and emergency medical crews to respond to calls. According to Greenwich Fire Dispatch radio transmissions, wind conditions and rising tides are making it impossible for emergency crews to reach the scenes to battle the fires at several locations including Old Greenwich.
There were several calls involving ambulances trapped by fallen trees and downed wires.
As of 7:30 p.m., no injuries have been reported.
According to radio dispatches, house fires have been reported on Binney Lane, Shore Road and Hillcrest Park. There have been numerous reports of roads blocked by fallen trees including Sound Beach Avenue, Stanwich Road, Hillside Road, West Putnam Avenue, Old Orchard Road, Sawmill Road, Valley Road, East Putnam Avenue at Maple Avenue.
At 7:38 p.m., Greenwich fire dispatches ordered all personnel to “respond to the nearest firehouse and standby. We are no longer responding to alarms.”
According to radio dispatches, fire crews and Greenwich Emergency Medical Service crews responding to calls are stranded by fallen trees, utility poles and downed wires.
UPDATE: check out this picture from Greenwich Patch (Noah Schwartz) of Ledge Road – that mountain in the background is a wave! It will be interesting to see how those two beautiful homes further down the lane, one of which just sold for $13 million, fare in the face of that kind of surf.