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Friday, December 2, 2022

9 People Displaced After Multi-Family Home Fire in Bridgeport

Bridgeport officials said three families have been displaced after a fire tore through their home Thursday evening. Authorities said they received several calls reporting a structure fire on Seaview Avenue. Responding firefighters were met with fire on all three floors of the multi-family home. Everyone inside was able to make it out and were evaluated by emergency personnel. No serious injuries are being reported at this time. The Red Cross is helping nine adults who lived in the home. The fire is under investigation. No additional information was immediately available.
WVIT-TV NBC 30 New Britain

Blaze breaks out in New Haven restaurant

The New Haven Fire Department responded to a commercial fire in a restaurant on Thursday morning. The flames erupted at a restaurant building on Winchester Avenue and were first reported around 6:30 a.m. Fire officials believe the fire broke out on the first floor of the restaurant and was confined to the cooking unit. Responders said the flames are under control at this time. There is no word on what caused this fire or if any injuries are involved.
WTNH-TV ABC 8 New Haven

Injuries In Southington Crash Not Life Threatening

A total of five people involved in a serious accident in Southington late Thursday morning were taken to the hospital with "non-life-threatening" conditions, authorities said. Southington Fire Department Chief Eric T. Heath confirmed the crash was a two-vehicle accident that included a van designed to transport people with disabilities. He said several people were involved in the crash, deferring further comment to fire department officers who were at the scene. Thursday afternoon, the SFD issued a statement on the crash, saying it happened at 11:36 a.m. at the intersection of West Street and Executive Boulevard South. Southington Police Department Lt. Keith Egan said a van carrying several disabled individuals was stopped at a red traffic light in the northbound, left-turn-only lane on West Street en route to Executive Boulevard.
Southington Patch

New Milford High School fire prompts new safeguards to prevent blazes at construction projects

Under the town’s new rules, any commercial project involving sparks, flames or heat will need to track its hazards and safeguards to ensure a fire won’t start. The Town Council unanimously approved a hot work ordinance — new rules prompted by a July roof fire at New Milford High School — at its meeting on Monday. Fire Marshal Kevin Reynolds requested the ordinance at the Council’s Oct. 24 meeting. He said having such an ordinance would allow for better oversight of local construction projects that could be a fire risk, thereby preventing accidents, like the school fire, which caused major damage and sent six firefighters to the hospital. “Hot work” is any activity or process that involves open flames or that generates sparks or heat.
Stamford Advocate - Metered Site

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Fire officials: 2 children resuscitated after being pulled semi-unconscious from Stamford apartment fire

Stamford fire crews rescued two semi-unconscious young children from an apartment fire Wednesday at 4 p.m. on Custer Street. They say the children were pulled from the home and onto the front lawn, where they were revived by fire officials. Video taken from a neighbor shows firefighters providing aid to the children, who were pulled from the second floor. Officials say both children appear to be under the age of 5 and were found on the floor inside a bedroom. They say it seems the children were overcome by the smoke and were semi-unconscious when they were pulled out. The deputy fire chief believes the cause of the fire came from a pot on the stove. Fire officials say with the amount of smoke inside the apartment, the fire must have been burning for over 25 minutes.
News 12 Connecticut

Meriden continues to struggle in hiring emergency dispatchers

The Emergency Communications Center continues to be understaffed, an issue that now has been ongoing for more than two years. As of Tuesday the center, which handles all emergency police, fire and medical calls throughout the city, was staffed by six full-time dispatchers, along with three part-time dispatchers and four full-time trainees. Those dispatchers have been supplemented by seven city firefighters and one police officer who assist in providing emergency dispatch duties. Both Emergency Communications Director David Boyce and Assistant Director N’Koy Moore cover shifts as well. Still, the current number of employed full-time dispatchers is well below the 12 needed for the center to be considered fully staffed.
MyRecordJournal.Com - Metered Site

Three families displaced after New Haven fire

A developing story in New Haven where firefighters said Wednesday night’s strong winds spread flames from a fire that started on the porch through all three stories of a home. Those who lived on the first and second floors of the house on Pendleton St. got out by themselves. Crews also helped a woman on the third floor get out safely. The Red Cross is now helping the three families find a new place to stay. The cause is under investigation.
WTNH-TV ABC 8 New Haven

2 killed in crash on I-91 North in North Haven

Two people have died after a car crashed into a tree and caught fire on I-91N in North Haven Wednesday night, according to officials. At approximately 8:09 p.m. a Hyundai Sonata GLS was traveling on I-91 northbound prior to Exit 12 when it ran off the roadway, went down an embankment, and collided with a tree. Officials say the car then caught on fire. North Haven fire officials said that battery cells belonging to an alternative fuel vehicle were involved in the blaze. The operator and passenger of the car sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and were pronounced deceased on the scene. Troopers say the operator and passenger are unknown at this time. The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information or dash camera footage is asked to contact TPR Rickey Cyr at Troop I at 203-393-4200.
WTNH-TV ABC 8 New Haven

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