Connecticut News

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

40 students evacuated after fire broke out at Suffield school

40 students were evacuated from a dorm and admissions building at Suffield Academy on Tuesday after a fire started. Officials said firefighters responded to an alarm at Suffield Academy at 11:45 a.m. when they found a fire in a dorm room at Fuller Hall. According to the Suffield Fire Department, 40 students were already evacuated when they arrived and no one was injured. The fire partially damaged the room and firefighters said it is uninhabitable. Fuller Hall has administrative offices on the first floor and dorm rooms on the second and third floors. The fire department is currently investigating the cause of the fire.
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Another House Fire In Monroe: Crews Tackle Jockey Hollow Road Blaze

Local firefighters tackled another house fire Monday, the second in two days and the fifth in the town in five weeks. Members of the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department answered a report of a fire at a Jockey Hollow Road residence around 11:30 p.m. First responders found and quickly extinguished an active fire in the kitchen, thereby containing the fire damage to that one room. The residents self-evacuated to the front porch, but police officers and EMS crews assisted a disabled occupant down to further safety. No one was injured. The Fire Marshal believes the cause of the blaze was related to the misuse of an extension cord, according to officials reporting on Facebook. Firefighters were on site until 1 a.m. "We continue to stress the importance of having working smoke alarms throughout the house," fire officials posted on social media.
Monroe Patch

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

2 Monroe Residents Treated For Smoke Inhalation From Laundry Room Fire

PHOTOS: Two people were treated for smoke inhalation following a residential laundry room fire Sunday evening in Monroe. Emergency crews from Stevenson Volunteer Fire Company, Stepney Fire Department and Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service responded to the report of the fire on Lynn Drive around 7:30. Fire damage was limited to the laundry room, but there was a significant smoke condition throughout the house. The two residents evaluated by Monroe EMS did not require hospitalization, according to fire officials. The occupants are staying with relatives while the smoke damage is addressed. This is the fourth house fire in Monroe in the past five weeks, according to officials, who took to social media to remind residents to regularly clean the lint from clothes dryer exhaust hoses and vents.
Ridgefield Patch

New Norwalk emergency radio system links police, fire, public works to state network, officials say

The city's police, fire and public works departments have joined a statewide radio network that will enable them to communicate when out of town and with members of other agencies that use the network. The Police Department announced Friday that the city's new Norwalk Emergency Communications Radio System went live, in conjunction with the Connecticut Land Mobile Radio System. The capital project to replace the department's previous radio system began in 2021. The new system connects the city's police, fire and public works departments, the Police Department said in a release, and in addition to "ensuring emergency radio communications and interoperability throughout the City of Norwalk, the system also provides for interoperability throughout the state."
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