Connecticut News

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

After 43-Years Of ’Dedicated Service,’ Milford’s Fire Chief Retires

After 43-years of "selfless and dedicated service to the Milford Fire Department" Fire Chief Douglas Edo announced his retirement on Friday, top officials said. "Chief Edo's departure and absence will undoubtedly leave us with heavy hearts as we navigate the weeks and months ahead," Fire Commission Chairman Kevin McGrath, Assistant Chief Anthony Fabrizi and Assistant Chief Christopher Waiksnoris wrote in a joint letter. "His strong and steadfast leadership, unwavering dedication to our organization, and countless accomplishments, had made our department amongst the best in the nation. Chief Edo's calm demeanor has always provided our department with much-needed stability and calm in the course of our duty. We wish Chief Edo much happiness, health, and prosperity throughout his retirement."
Milford Patch

Fire Destroys Westport Barn, Apartment

The incident took place in Westport around 6 a.m., Monday, June 5 on Old Hill Road. The first arriving firefighters found fire showing from the barn with all residents out of the building, said Westport Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Meadows. "Three occupants were alerted by the property owner and evacuated the building prior to firefighters arriving on the scene," Meadows said. The involved structure was a large U-shaped barn including an apartment. One wing of the barn was heavily involved in a fire, he added. The chief said three attack hose lines were used to extinguish the fire and keep it from spreading to the other sections of the structure. After the fire was out, firefighters continued to check for hot spots while providing salvage and overhaul.
Stratford Daily Voice

Monday, June 5, 2023

13 people hospitalized following Hartford fire

A Sunday night fire in the West End neighborhood of Hartford left 13 people in the hospital and without a home, according to authorities. The Hartford Fire Department was alerted to a fire at at about 9:45 p.m. at 77 Evergreen Ave. When crews arrived at the four story apartment complex they found heavy fire on the third and fourth floors. Several residents were unable to leave the building on their own and were rescued by firefighters. A total of 13 people were transported to local hospitals, with four people in critical condition. Two of the four suffered burn injuries so severe that they’ve been transported to the Bridgeport Burn Unit. The building has been declared uninhabitable by the City of Hartford License and Inspections Department. The fire is under investigation by the fire marshal’s office.
WTNH-TV ABC 8 New Haven

Fire Broke Out at Building on State Property in Norwich

A fire broke out at a building on state property in Norwich on Saturday and the cause remains under investigation. Dispatchers received several 911 calls around 2 p.m. reporting a fire at a building on West Thames Street. Firefighters from multiple fire departments found smoke coming from the attic in what police said was Cottage #8. All occupants of the building were accounted for and exited the building safely. No injuries were reported. The fire has been brought under control, but the cause is still under investigation.
WVIT-TV NBC 30 New Britain

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