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Fairfield Firefighters Knock Down Judd Street Blaze

No one was injured in the fire at 118 Judd St., officials say. Firefighters arrived on scene at 8:32 a.m.

Fairfield firefighters knock down blaze in the rear of a residence at 118 Judd St. on Dec. 17, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Assistant Fire Chief Chris Tracy)
Fairfield firefighters knock down blaze in the rear of a residence at 118 Judd St. on Dec. 17, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Assistant Fire Chief Chris Tracy)

Officials are investigating the cause of a fire in the rear study of a Judd Street home Tuesday morning.

No one was injured in the fire, thanks to quick thinking by the home’s residents and swift action by Fairfield firefighters, according to a press release issued by Assistant Fire Chief Christopher Tracy.

Firefighters arrived at 118 Judd St. at 8:32 a.m. and knocked down the fire, Tracy said. The home’s residents had closed the door to the room and were outside on a back porch, he said.

According to Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood, who served as Incident Commander in Car 3, the department’s aggressive controlling of the fire minimized property loss.

“My Aide did a quick recon and determined that the homeowners were on the back porch, which allowed us to give our full attention to containing and extinguishing the fire,” Schuyler said.

The scene was cleared at 9:44 a.m., he said.

According to Fire Marshal Bill Kessler, the homeowner’s “presence of mind in closing the door of the fire room and getting out of the house limited the spread of fire and further damage to the structure.”

Responding units include Fairfield Fire Engines 1, 2, 3, 4, Ladders 1, 2, and Car 3.

“As additional units arrived they were assigned to ventilate the building and assist AMR in checking the occupants for possible smoke inhalation,” Tracy said.

Fire Chief Richard Felner and Electrical Official Tom Conley were also on scene, with Westport and Bridgeport Fire Departments providing mutual aid resources to cover Fairfield Fire Stations 1 and 2. 

anu chawla December 17, 2013 at 05:51 PM
There are no words to describe how thankful we are for the Fairfield fire department. It felt like it only took them 30 seconds to arrive after we called 911. We are so fortunate to have such an amazing Department in our town. We will never forget how caring they were towards us, and how incredibly fast they put out the fire. Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts.

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