Fairfield firefighters quickly extinguish attic fire

Shortly before 3 a.m. on Oct. 26 Fairfield Firefighters responded to the report of a fire behind 12 Berry Lane Court. FFD Engines 1,2,3,4,5, Ladders 1 and 2, C-1, C2, C3, and FM1 responded.

attic-fireUpon arrival, Asst. Chief George Gomola, the incident commander, reported fire in the rear of the two family structure and heavy smoke coming from the attic. The three occupants of the affected side of the duplex had reported the fire and were waiting outside.

Firefighters evacuated the residents of the adjacent unit, insuring the safe egress of a mother, her teenage daughter, and the family cat. Engine 2 crew led by Lt. Joe Galla stretched a hose line to the rear and extinguished the fire that began on the back porch and then extended up into the attic. L-2 crew opened a large hole in the roof that allowed heat, smoke, and fire to escape. E-1 and L-1 crews led by Lt. Brian McHugh opened up the ceilings inside the apartment and quickly extinguished the attic fire from below by using an 1 æ hose line. E-5 crew led by Lt. Pat Barry advanced a hose line into the adjacent unit to check for extension and to keep the fire from spreading. Through a quick, efficient, and coordinated fire attack Fairfield s Bravest extinguished the fire and prevented it from spreading.

Fairfield Fire Chief Denis McCarthy and DC Kyran Dunn were on scene along with Fire Marshal Bill Kessler. The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the residents of both units who were displaced by the fire. Fairfield PD assisted with scene security and traffic control. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

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