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Hot in the Hook, Firefighters Respond to a Second Structure Fire in Less Than 48 Hours

By KARIN HALSTEAD, Correspondent | April 24, 2020 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 042820109

In less than 48 hours Sandy Hook Firefighters were dispatched to a possible structure fire on Friday, April 24th at 1 Vining Road, with a caller stating black smoke was coming from a home. A Newtown Hook & Ladder Firefighter who lives nearby was first on scene and confirmed fire showing. Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Chief Bill Halstead served as the OIC. The home was under renovations and unoccupied. Firefighters had to use caution until Eversource arrived as there was a downed power line on the B/C corner. Firefighters knocked the fire down in less than 40 minutes and proceeded to handle hot spots. Along with Sandy Hook, Newtown Hook & Ladder, Botsford Fire & Rescue, Hawleyville Fire, Dodgingtown Fire, Southbury Fire and Stepney Fire responded and offered assistance. The scene was cleared at 17:55.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.