Fire started around 8:30pm
A fire that started on a vacant second floor apartment chased tenants in this 3 family home into the cold Tuesday night around 8:30pm.  When fire units arrived they reported heavy fire in the rear of the structure.  A couple of hand lines knocked the blaze out and firefighters worked at opening walls and siding checking for extensions.  Jean Sureany was chased out after a neighbor banged on his door to alert him of the fire.  Assistant Fire Chief Robert Morton told us that although the fire was reported out he did not like what he saw in the attic area and had it opened up to ensure the fire didn’t extend up there.  The smoke chased Cindy Mason out of her 3rd floor apartment, she tried to go back after her cat but was persuaded by firefighters not to go back.  Firefighters found her cat alive and well and closed it in a bedroom for safekeeping. It was uncertain at the time if the tenants would be able to return to their homes or if they would have to be relocated.   There were no injuries in the incident.  Firefighters did not leave the scene until after midnight.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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