Shelton, CT

2 Alarm Fire in Shelton, CT Apartment Building Sends One Firefighter to the Hospital.

Firefighter operating on the roof of the 2 alarm fire on Maple St. in Shelton, CT on 4/1/22.FIREGROUNDIMAGES.COM

Video above shows firefighters battling the blaze at 10 Maple Street in Shelton, CT on 4/1/22.

SHELTON, CT - At approximately 7:00 pm on Friday April 1, 2022, Shelton Fire/Police dispatch received multiple calls for a building fire in the area of Howe Ave. and Maple St. First companies on scene found heavy fire showing from the rear of a 3-story wood frame multi-family home located at 10 Maple St. The fire had already involved both the second and third floors. Shelton’s Echo Hose Co #1, White Hills Co #5, Huntington Co #3, and Pine Rock Co #4 all responded. Derby also had an engine and truck respond to the fire scene. Primary searches were commenced and found that the 1st and 2nd floors were occupied but that all occupants had evacuated safely without injury, and that the 3rd floor appeared to be vacant. The fire would escalate to a 2nd alarm with companies being pulled out to take a defensive stance at one point during the incident. The fire would eventually be put under control in approximately 45 minutes with units clearing the scene at about 1 1/2 hours. One firefighter was injured during the fire and was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An exposed apartment building to the rear of the fire took heavy damage to it’s siding due to the radiant heat. Approximately 50 firefighters, 5 engines, 3 trucks, and 2 rescues responded to the scene. The Fire Marshal’s office will be investigating the fire and no cause has been released as of this writing. Red Cross was on scene assisting with the relocation of occupants due to the condition of the structure.

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Seymour, CT

Fire Consumes Building in Downtown Seymour, CT Displacing 5 Businesses

Heavy smoke pushes from historic downtown Seymour building.Great Hill Hose Company (Seymour, CT Fire Department) SEYMOUR, CT - At approximately 2:15 pm on Wednesday April 20, the Seymour Fire Department received multiple calls for a structure fire on Bank Street in the downtown area. Responding companies could see smoke showing from a distance. First units on scene found heavy smoke showing from a 1-story commercial strip mall whose address was later found to be 141 Main Street. Members made and aggressive interior attack, but were soon forced to take an exterior defensive stance due to the travel of fire in the cockloft space above the business. The fire raged for several hours and would escalate to a 3rd alarm before being put under control. Several aerial streams, deck guns, and large diameter hose would be utilized throughout the day. Approximately 150 firefighters would operate on the scene from several local towns. Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, and Oxford responded to the scene mutual aid, while several other towns would man Seymour fire houses and provide coverage for the depleted city. According to Seymour’s Great Hill Hose Company, 2 firefighters sustained minor injuries and one tenant had to be evaluated. In all, the building is a total loss and 5 businesses were displaced due to the fire. Several resident were also displaced from a nearby apartment building.

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