Month: June 2018

Norwalk News: Lighting Strikes House Causing Fire

4:51 Norwalk Fire responded to a house fire at 32 Thistle Road.   The fire started from a lightning strike.  The fire first started in the attic then caught the kitchen below. There was heavy fire damage to the first floor and attic, and smoke damage to the rest of the home.  All occupants managed to get out safely along with two cats.  One firefighter was injured when part of the ceiling fell. He suffered a minor laceration to the face and a minor back injury.   The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes.


Bridgeport Fire Department Promotions And Swearing In Ceremony

#Bridgeport CT– Bridgeport Fire Department held a promotion and swearing in ceremony at Bridgeport City Hall at 45 Lyon Terrace Wednesday. Thirteen new recruits were added to the ranks bringing the department to fully staffed for the first time in many years.

Henry Polite was promoted to Fire Marshal. Lamont Jones and Montique Pettway-Moore were promoted to Lieutenant. Promoted to Pumper Engineer is Michael Kamszik, Joao Santos, Mark Bryant, Daniel Russo, Dayshon Smith and Nathaniel Quiles.

Southport News: Firefighter Injured Fighting A Garage Fire

Fire Department Update:  FAIRFIELD, CT, 6/29/2018: On Thursday evening at 6:38 PM the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received a call reporting a structure fire at 1300 Mill Hill Road. Engines 1, 3, 4, 5, Ladder 2, Rescue 1, and Car 3 responded. Engine 4 arrived on scene and reported smoke showing from a large detached garage. Units used multiple hand lines to aggressively battle this fire. Incident Commander, Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood, stated that the homeowners were very lucky the fire was discovered in the early stages by a delivery person or the damage could have been much worse. One firefighter suffered serious facial injuries and was transported to the hospital by American Medical Response. His injuries were not life-threatening. The last fire unit cleared the scene at 9:25PM Shortly after the alarm was received for Mill Hill Road the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received a call for smoke in a structure at 744 Gilbert Highway. Fairfield Engine 2, Car 5, and a mutual aid assignment from the Westport Fire Department responded. Westport units arrived on scene and reported the invisible dog fence transformer in the residence had shorted out, possibly as a result of the lightning strike, causing a smoke condition in the residence. There were no reported injuries. The last unit cleared the scene at 7:34PM. The cause of both fire are being investigated by the Fairfield Fire Marshal.



6:40pm–#Southport CT– A Fairfield firefighter received a facial cut battling a garage fire on Mill Hill Road.  The garage was twenty feet from the home.


A short time later a resident on Gilbert Highway reported a smoke condition on the 2nd floor due to a lightning strike.  Fairfield called Westport for mutual aid to cover that call which turned out to be a shorted electrical panel.


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