A busy few hours for local firefighters

Firefighters battle a blaze at a Bagburn Hill Road home about midnight. — Photo courtesy of Monroe Volunteer Fire Department

Just 10 hours after a previous house fire, Stevenson Volunteer Fire Company, Monroe and Stepney Fire Department firefighters battled another house fire on Bagburn Hill Road after midnight.

The house suffered significant fire and smoke damage, but no injuries were reported. The family, however, is not habitable, and the Red Cross was assisting the residents with lodging and supplies.

Upon arrival, fire officials stated there was heavy fire in the rear of the house that had spread inside the attic. The house was safely evacuated and no residents or firefighters were injured. Firefighters were able to contain the fire including through an aggressive interior attack in the attic. Parts of the second floor and attic sustained significant damage while the first floor received mostly water damage, and the house is not habitable.

The cause is under investigation by the Monroe fire marshal’s office.

Due to no fire hydrants, multiple tankers from surrounding towns in Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Riverside Fire Co., and White Hills Fire Company. Shelton, Ct. were called in but most were not needed. Crews cleared the scene at approximately 3 a.m.

 

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