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Multiple Fires in Fairfield Keeps Multiple Fire Units In The State Busy….One Reported Injury To Firefighter-All homes were up for sale….
DoingItLocal.com started with video reporting of a fire at 1300 North Benson Road shortly after 2:15am and we quickly had to adapt to reporting mode as calls for structure fires throughout the town kept firefighters extremely busy. The timeline is incredible and fortunately we have record capabilities to stay accurate to the reports! Here is that timeline as we reported live:
At 2:17am Fairfield Patrol Officer “Red 3” reported a lot of smoke coming from North Benson Road near Fairfield University but could not determine the location. An alarm was immediately sounded to the fire department. After further investigation Red 3 found the fire coming from 1300 North Benson Road. Officer Red 3 quickly noted to fire officials this was a vacant home for sale. The home blocked by many trees. When fire department and DoingItLocal.com arrived on scene flames could be seen shooting from the third floor/attic area despite the trees. Challenges fire officials faced were that the driveway was chained off, the terrain was heavily wooded and the building had been closed for some time and forced entry was necessary. At 2:33am a fifth engine had been called for to the scene. Bridgeport Fire Department and Westport Fire Department at this point provided and the fire marshal was called to the scene. By 2:48am there were five engines, two ladders and multiple hand crews and all working. By 2:58am Engine a recall of fire was called but holding all units. Immediately after the recall was sounded a call for the odor of smoke at 268 Woodridge Avenue was sounded and Bridgeport Fire responded. As Fairfield Fire units returned to service they responded to this call as well. Bridgeport Engine 11 found this to be a garage fire at 321 Woodridge Avenue. Additional mutual aid from surrounding towns was asked for, specifically one ladder and one engine from Bridgeport. At 3:26am the Assistant Fire Chief requested another fire marshall to 268 Woodridge Avenue. At 3:34am Bridgeport Fire reported the bulk of the fire was knocked down and reported this was another vacant structure. At 3:40 am another structure fire was reported at 340 Cronnell Road.
So many calls were reported we went live on Facebook:
3:44am–#ctfire Another garage fire at Cornell Road in Fairfeild. More mutual aid coming in from Norwalk.
#ctfire–We are in report mode not video reporting mode…..Stratfield Road north and southbound closed in both directions.. Major fire at Cornell with exposures into the home.
4;31am…#Fairfield–Burglar alarm at Bank of America–1320 Kings Highway–Not leaving anything to chance in Fairfield today….
4:01am–#ctfrire #Fairfield–Gas company requested to 340 Cornell Road with priority.
4:05am–#ctfire #Fairfield Recall of fire at Cornell Road.
4:47am—#ctfire #Fairfield A person of interest seen leaving Cornell Road in a tan sedan with a white male wearing a white tee shirt and blue jeans headed east on Cornell Road.
4:28AM–#ctfire #Fairfield– Firefighter with a hand burn at Cornell and Statfield Road.
4:47am–#ctfire #Fairfield– Fire Marshal now on scene at Woodridge Ave. fire scene.