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.