Animals saved from Fairfield fire

Knapps Highway home suffers heavy smoke damage

Firefighters rescued animals from a fire at 464-466 Knapps Highway at Wednesday, July 9. Occupants were home at the time and called 911 at 10:50 a.m. to report heavy smoke in the basement.

Fairfield firefighters reported heavy smoke and immediately launched an interior attack.

Residents reported that all people were out of the house, but animals were in the basement. All on-duty Fairfield firefighters were summoned to the scene, and all animals were rescued.

The fire was declared under control a half hour later. The basement suffered heavy smoke damage, according to the Fire Department.

No injuries were reported.

“This family is extremely fortunate that there were no injuries as a result of the fire since there were no working smoke detectors in the area of the fire,” Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood, incident commander, said in a press release. He reminded residents that every home should have working smoke detectors on every floor and in the sleeping areas.

Fire Chief Richard Felner was also on scene.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the fire.

Fairfield firefighters saved animals from a fire at a Knapps Highway house Wednesday, July 9. (Fairfield Fire Department Photo)

Fairfield firefighters saved animals from a fire at a Knapps Highway house Wednesday, July 9. (Fairfield Fire Department Photo)

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