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Fairfield Firefighters Knock Down Residential Blaze

Credit: Fairfield Fire Department
Credit: Fairfield Fire Department

Fairfield firefighters knocked down a blaze that engulfed a residential garage on Shady Hill Road Tuesday night.

According to fire personnel, an attached garage fire was reported at 271 Shady Hill Road at 7:07 and crews arrived on scene at 7:12 p.m., confirming that all occupants were out of the house and there was no vehicle in the garage.

Crews stretched hose lines to the garage, knocking down the main body of the fire, which was fueled by several propane tanks that had started to vent flammable gas. Firefighters then extended hose lines up to the main attic where they knocked down fire that had extended in from the attached garage attic, according to Assistant Chief Chris Tracy.

The last units cleared the home at 10:09 p.m., turning the scene over to the homeowner and their restoration company. One firefighter was sent to Bridgeport Hospital for an ankle injury and later released. The fire cause remains under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office, according to Tracy.

“It was a good, aggressive initial attack with a two-and-a-half hose line by Company 2 led by Lieutenant Eannotti that kept the fire from extending further into the house,” said Tracy. “Along with disciplined leadership by Lieutenants Corbo and McHugh on Engines 3 and 1 getting their lines up into the attic before it lit up working in coordination with roof ventilation from Lieutenant Greenhaw with Engine 4 and Ladder 1 and rapid interior overhaul by the Ladder 2 crew.”

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