# Waterbury fire department
[VIDEO] Transformer Fire in Downtown Waterbury Knocks Out Power to Hundreds
WATERBURY, CT - At approximately 12:40pm on June 9, 2022, the Waterbury Fire Department responded to to the area of 35 East Main Street for a fire in an underground electrical vault beneath the sidewalk. The fire was quickly knocked down, but not before it caused the 4 story commercial building at 35 East Main St. structural damage to the 1st and 2nd floors. There were no reported injuries, but many businesses and residents lost power in the downtown area for over an hour.
[DRONE VIDEO] 5 Years Ago 4 Houses Were Destroyed by Fire in Waterbury, CT
WATERBURY, CT - Five years ago on May 17, 2017, at approximately 7:00pm, the Waterbury Fire Department was dispatched to Lounsbury Street for a reported fire. First in companies found 3 large wood frame dwelling heavily involved on arrival. With the help of considerable winds as well, it wasn’t long before another house would catch downwind and across the street from the previous three structures. In all, the fire would consume 4 multi-family houses before going under control. Thirty seven people would end up homeless from the blaze, but fortunately there were no civilian casualties or loss of life. Four firefighters were transported to the hospital for injuries sustained fighting the fire. Mutual aid was received at the scene as well as City firehouses for coverage from Naugutuck, Prospect, Cheshire, Watertown, Wolcott, and Middlebury. Visit FIREGROUNDIMAGES.COM and search 2017 for a full photo gallery from this fire.