NAUGATUCK, CT – At approximately 6:10pm on September 25, 2023, the Naugatuck Fire Department was dispatched to the old Lewis Engineering building at 238 Water Street for a building fire. First companies on scene found a vacant, two-story mill building already well-involved. A defensive attack was called and no members were sent inside. Mutual aid was called from several towns including Waterbury, Beacon Falls, Middlebury, and Prospect.
Summerfield Gardens 2nd Alarm Condo Fire (Shelton, CT) 5/18/23 SHELTON, CT – At approximately 2:15pm on May 18, 2023, the Shelton Fire Department was dispatched to 31 Summerfield Gardens for a reported generator on fire. First-in companies reported a working fire going up the side of a two-story condo complex. The fire quickly extended into the structure via the eves and became difficult to find as it eluded firefighters throughout the interior walls, peaks, and attic. A 2nd alarm was called bringing in mutual aid companies from Derby and Seymour to the scene. Units from Stratford, Nichols, and Monroe provided station coverage. No residents were injured in the fire, but the inhabitants of 2 units were displaced due to damage.
Lantern Park Dr. Condo Fire (Naugatuck, CT) 3/8/23
NAUGUATUCK, CT – At approximately 9:15am on March 8, 2023, the Naugatuck Fire Department was dispatched to 145 Lantern Park Drive for a structure fire. First units on scene found heavy smoke showing from a wing of the Lantern Park Condominiums. The fire which had quite a head start on the members quickly spread throughout the attic of the structure fueled by heavy winds. In all, four units were reported to be involved and all occupants (approximately 20) made it to safety with one dog being successfully rescued. Units from the Waterbury FD and the Beacon Falls FD responded to the scene as mutual aid.
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OXFORD, CT – At approximately 7:44pm on February 3, 2023, the Oxford Fire Department was dispatched to Jensen Farm Road for the reported house fire. First companies arriving on scene found a raging wind-driven fire in a large two-story private dwelling. Members dealt with temps in the single digits (6 degrees F and much lower with wind chill), causing frozen hydrants and massive water supply issues, as well as a heavy wind that just compounded the night’s difficulties. The fire escalated to a 2nd alarm which brought multiple mutual aid departments to the scene as well as for station coverage during the incident. The family of four that resides at this structure was not at home at the time of the fire.
SEYMOUR, CT – At approximately 8:10 pm on January 19, 2023, the Seymour Fire Department was dispatched to Knorr Avenue for a reported house fire. First companies arriving on scene found a two-story home with heavy smoke showing. All family members along with their dog made it safely out of the home by the time of FD’s arrival. Heavy fire was discovered in the rear of the house extending up all floors into the attic. The fire went to a 2nd alarm. Firefighters also located and safely removed the family’s turtles during operations, and their cat was found to have made it out to safety on its own.
HAMDEN, CT – At approximately 7pm on February 14, 2022, the Hamden Fire Department was dispatched to 42 Warner Street for a structure fire with multiple calls. A 2nd alarm was called while companies were on route. First arriving units on the scene found heavy fire through the roof and out several windows of the Warner Village Apartments. In all, a 3 alarms were struck as fire took hold of the whole 22 unit apartment complex in the frigid 18 degree weather. Fifty people were displaced with no injuries reported at this time. Mutual aid came from New Haven, North Haven, Cheshire, and Wallingford.
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E. Rutland Fatal 2nd Alarm Fire (Milford, CT) 1/25/22
MILFORD, CT – Just after 7:00pm on January 25, 2022, the Milford Fire Department was dispatched to the area of E. Rutland Rd and Chevelle Pl for a reported structure fire with multiple calls coming in. Once on scene, first-due companies found a 1 1/2-story cape on E. Rutland with heavy fire showing from the A-side. During operations, firefighters were pulled out of the structure due to heavy fire involvement and had to switch to a defensive stance. Unfortunately, one victim was found deceased during a search after crews were able to go interior. The Milford Fire Marshal along with the Connecticut State Police Fire Marshal will be completing the investigation.
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