Just before 7pm, the Shelton Fire/Police Dispatch received several calls of a building on fire in the area of Howe Avenue and Maple Street. Upon the arrival of the first fire unit, a working fire was transmitted as heavy fire was visible in the rear 2nd and 3rd floors of a 3 story, multi-family home located on Maple Street. All 4 Shelton Fire Companies responded and utilized multiple fire attack lines to control the fire within 45 minutes. An engine and ladder truck from Derby also responded to the scene and assisted in fire suppression. The home was occupied on the 1st and 2nd floors but was vacant on the 3rd. All occupants were able to evacuate without injury. Members were able to locate and confine all hidden pockets of fire in the cockloft and within the structure and units were clearing the scene within 1 1/2hrs. One firefighter was injured and transported to a local hospital for evaluation of a non-life-threatening injury. A nearby house sustained heat damage to the exterior siding from the radiant heat. Approximately 50 Firefighters with Engines 2, 42, 52, 24, Squad 1, Truck 3, Ladder 51, Rescue 30, Cars 1, 4, 5, 6, Derby engine 12, Truck 15, and an Echo Hose Ambulance operated under the command of Assistant Chief Joe Constantino. The home is not habitable and the Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting an investigation. Monroe, Stratford, and Ansonia Fire Departments provided station coverage while Shelton units operated on the fire scene. The cover companies responded to one fire alarm while providing coverage. Red Cross is assisting with relocating the occupants.
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