Fairfield Firefighters Knock Down New Year's Day Sofa Blaze

The fire was reported just after 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

[Editor's note: Video, photos, and report courtesy of Steve Krauchick, DoingItLocal.com.]

Fairfield fire officials are investigating a fire that caused "extensive damage" to a Farmstead Hill Road home, according to DoingItLocal.com. The fire was reported just after 9:30 p.m.

The blaze at 133 Farmstead Hill Road reportedly began with a sofa and spread to the front of the home. When the foam in couch caught fire, it became "basically gasoline," Assistant Fire Chief George Gomola told DoingItLocal.

"When it burns the smoke it produces is flammable in and of itself."

First responders arrived to find heavy smoke and fire pushing through the front of the home. Firefighters had to contend with slippery ice and snow and two hoses that burst and had to cut a hole through the roof to ventilate and prevent the flames from burning through the attic.

Despite setbacks, firefighters were able to knock down the blaze quickly, DoingItLocal reported.

No injuries were reported but the fire displaced two adults, according to the website. Fire officials will continue to investigate.


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