Two-Alarm Roof Fire Displaces Family in Fairfield
Photo by Sayje BenjaminFairfield Engine 1 and Bridgeport Ladder 11 with their aerials flown to the roof.
Photo by Sayje BenjaminFairfield Engines 1 and 3 in attendance at the fire on Birch Rd
Photo by Sayje BenjaminFirefighters wash down hose after a 2-alarm fire in Birch Rd
FAIRFIELD, CT - On Saturday, July 1st around 7:50 A.M., the Fairfield County Regional Dispatch Center received a report of a roof on fire in the unit block of Birch Rd. Engines 1, 2, 3 and 4, along with Ladder 2, Rescue 1 and Car 3, were dispatched to the scene.
AMR 718 arrived first on scene and confirmed fire coming from the roof. AC Sherwood asked for the 5th engine to be added to the assignment. Companies arrived to smoke and fire showing from the roof of a large two-and-a-half-story private dwelling.
Car 3, under the command of Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood, soon asked for Bridgeport and Westport's cover companies to respond to the scene, bringing the scene to the equivalent of a second-alarm. Companies battled fire on the roof and in the attic space of the dwelling for approximately one hour before the fire was brought under control.
FM-1 and Car 2 also responded to the scene. One firefighter was transported by AMR post-fire for unknown injuries; there were no other known injuries. The Fairfield Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of this fire.