At approximately 3:17 pm, Shelton Fire Department companies 1, 5, and 4 were dispatched to a multi-family home on Perry Avenue for the reported structure fire. Upon the arrival of Engine 2 and Car 6, heavy fire was found on the 3rd floor rear porch of a 2.5 story wood framed multiple-family dwelling. An attack hose was stretched off Engine 2 to the side entrance to gain access to the fire. Due to the high winds, the fire had extended into the 3rd-floor living area, attic space, and knee walls. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly but needed to conduct an extensive overhaul checking for hot spots and extinguishing these areas. The house was deemed inhabitable due to extensive fire and water damage. No injuries to the residents or fire personnel occurred during operations. Red Cross responded and relocated all families. Engine 2, Ladder 51, Engine 42, Engine 24, Engine 52, Utility 4, and Derby E-12 operated under the command of Assistant Chief Mike Plavcan. The Fire Marshals Office is conducting an investigation to identify the cause of the fire.
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