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Fairfield Family Loses Presents, Decorations in Fire

Mother and 12-year-old son reportedly OK after being evacuated by paramedics; fire officials investigating cause.

A mother and her 12-year-old son are reportedly staying with relatives tonight after an early morning fire destroyed their Christmas presents and decorations and made their Pratt Street home unlivable.

According to a report on WTNH, the mother called 911 at around 2 a.m. to report a fire in her living room. When firefighters arrived, fire and heavy smoke were visible from the front of the house. Paramedics were reportedly able to evacuate the pair before the fire spread.

Officials with the said the house did not have working spoke detectors. They said the mother and her son could have been trapped in their second floor bedrooms had the blaze spread much farther before firefighters arrived.

The cause of the fire is reportedly under investigation

Fairfield native December 18, 2011 at 04:09 PM
Has anything been established on how we can help out?
James December 18, 2011 at 05:36 PM
I second that! Would love to help out if anyone has any information.
Patrick Barnard December 18, 2011 at 10:36 PM
For more information email CTRACY@town.fairfield.ct.us
Michael Dinan (Editor) December 20, 2011 at 03:44 AM
For some reason, this comment had disappeared from Fairfield Patch: Eric Sundman 11:29 pm on Sunday, December 18, 2011 The members of Fairfield RTM District 1 along with State Representative Brenda Kupchick are organizing an effort to collect donations upon permission from the family. Look for an announcement here on Monday regarding the details on how you can all help. Eric Sundman/RTM District 1
Eric Sundman December 20, 2011 at 04:43 AM
This evening, upon the formal organization of the Holiday Donation Drive to benefit the two Fairfield families displaced by fire in the past few days, the Representatives of RTM District 1 along with the First Selectman's office, the Fire Chief, the Chief of Police, and State Representative Brenda Kupchick are asking for everyone interested in donating money, gift cards, or gifts, to drop them off securely at the Fire Department on Reef Road beginning Tuesday morning through Friday 5pm. Thank you very much for your donations to help these families during this holiday season. Eric Sundman-RTM District 1 Fairfield ericsundman@optonline.net for more information.
Fairfield Resident December 20, 2011 at 05:53 AM
I will never understand why homeowners / families neglect such a basic life saving device as a Smoke/CO detector. They are so cheap and easy to maintain and yet many people fail to have them in their homes or check/replace the batteries at least once a year.
maria December 20, 2011 at 05:54 PM
Yes...true...but that does not change the fact that a family lost their home...how about some compassion instead of stating something that will not change the current unfortunate issue...maybe write an article to re-inform those who overlook such issues at a different time...just sayin'
TJC December 20, 2011 at 06:48 PM
Fairfield Resident doesn't have any compassion. Just lots of bah and some assorted humbug.
Fairfield Resident December 20, 2011 at 08:59 PM
Maria / TJC: Booooo........Freakin'........Hoooo
maria December 20, 2011 at 09:11 PM
Really??? WOW!
Eric Sundman December 21, 2011 at 05:34 PM
The Pratt Street family -- mother and son -- would appreciate any donations after losing everything in their home. Gift cards, clothing, and presents to replace those that were lost, or a monetary donation would be so helpful. Donations made on behalf of the Warner Hill Road family will be given to the Burn Unit at Bridgeport Hospital at the family's request. The Fairfield Fire Department has graciously offered to accept the donations for both families at the Fire Department located at 140 Reef Road starting Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 23 until 5:00pm. Both families are so incredibly grateful to have survived and are thankful for the Fairfield fire and police departments. As a community, we too are grateful no lives were lost. READ MORE: http://fairfield.patch.com/blog_posts/fairfield-families-need-our-help-a3c8f2c5 And on the Town of Fairfield's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/fairfieldct

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