Attic fire at New Fairfield home under control
NEW FAIRFIELD – It took firefighters from New Fairfield and Danbury about 30 minutes to control an attic fire in a house on Ball Pond Road that drove away two people and their dogs on Saturday night.
Firemen from New Fairfield were dispatched to 95 Ball Pond Road at around 9:20 p.m. Danbury firefighters were called in to help one another.
Arriving firefighters confirmed a working fire in the attic and called on all available tankers on site. Firefighters later confirmed that all occupants were safely out of the house.
At around 9:30 p.m., firefighters asked the police to close the street while the crews worked. Firefighters said the attic fire was in a room about 20 feet by 40 feet.
At 9:48 pm, on-site firefighters confirmed that the flames were under control but that a “major overhaul” was required.
A civilian was brought into the care of paramedics, a local fire fighter informed the dispatcher shortly before 10 p.m. The firefighter said the person was being taken to Danbury Hospital for treatment, but without disclosing the nature of the injuries.
Local firefighters urged the American Red Cross to respond to help two displaced adults and their four dogs.
Eversource Energy has been asked to respond to cut power to the house.
A firefighter was on the way to investigate the cause of the fire.
When Danbury crews were helping in New Fairfield, Danbury volunteers were told to cover their stations until the crews got back into town.