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Home Under Renovation Burns in Bethel

By PATRICK MAGYAR, Correspondent | May 12, 2021 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 051621100

BETHEL, CT - At approximately 5:45 P.M. on Wednesday, May 12th, Bethel & Stony Hill Fire Departments were dispatched to the area of Route 302 (Dodgingtown Road) near the Newtown line for the report of smoke coming from a house.

While units were responding the incident was re-toned as a working structure fire. Stony Hill Engine 1 arrived first on scene to a well-involved home that was under renovations. Three hand lines were placed into operation, quickly bringing the fire under control.

Tankers were requested from Dodgingtown Fire (located .4 miles away), Brookfield and West Redding. Newtown Hook & Ladder Truck 114 responded as rapid intervention. Station coverage was provided by Brookfield and West Redding.

The cause remains under investigation, led by Bethel Fire Marshal Tom Galliford.

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