Midweek Blaze Burns Monroe Home
By SAYJE BENJAMIN, Correspondent | December 09, 2020 | CONNECTICUT
Story No. 120920121
Photo by Sayje BenjaminLong Hill firefighters stand by as crews pull out and conditions deteriorate.
Photo by Sayje BenjaminCrews prepare to make entry to the structure
Photo by Sayje BenjaminA view of conditions from behind Engine Tanker 101
Monroe, CT - Around 10:20 A.M. on Wednesday, December 9th, the Stepney, Stevenson and Monroe Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of smoke in a house on Hattertown Road.
On arrival, the first arriving unit reported a two-and-a-half story wood-frame with heavy smoke showing and upgraded the assignment to a working structure fire. Companies encountered heavy fire on all three floors of the house. A brief MAYDAY occurred during the incident when one firefighter suffered minor injuries due to a stair-step collapse. All companies were pulled from the structure and began a defensive attack.
Soon after the decision to go defensive, ammunition and fireworks began lighting off inside the house, complicating problems further. Companies worked for an hour and a half before the fire was declared knocked at 12:19 P.M.
Companies from Long Hill and Trumbull Center in Trumbull, White Hills Co. 5 in Shelton, the Botsford Fire Department from Newtown, and the Oxford Center Fire Department from Oxford provided manpower and tankers to the scene. The Monroe Fire Marshal's office and the State Fire Marshal's office are working to determine the cause of the fire.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.