WATERBURY, CT – At approximately 10am on July 13, 2020, the Waterbury Fire Department was dispatched to a working fire at 43 Colley Street in a 3-story apartment building that housed 12 units and a grocery store on the ground level. The fire appeared to have started in the rear of the structure on the 3rd floor from a scooter. The incident quickly escalated to a 3rd alarm and extended to a 2 1/2-story, wood frame at 37 Colley Street. Smoke could be seen from blocks away.
Firefighters took steps to stay hydrated during the extended operations with temps in the 80s. Unfortunately, the fire took the life of a 67 year-old man on the 3rd floor and displaced 35 others. No firefighters were injured in the blaze.
WATERBURY, CT – At approximately 8:00pm on June 20, 2020, the Waterbury Fire Department was dispatched to 81 Walnut Street for a reported house fire. First companies on scene found heavy fire showing from the 2nd and 3rd floors of a 2 1/2-story, wood frame. Fortunately all 10 family members made it out safely. The fire was put under control but not before special calling extra companies to the scene. A full gallery of still images from this incident is HERE:
WATERBURY, CT – Shortly before 8:00pm on February 21, 2020, the Waterbury Fire Department (CT) was dispatched to 693 East Main Street for a fire in a large 3-story apartment building. First companies on scene found heavy smoke and fire. The structure housed a homeless hospitality center on the 1st floor, while the top two floors were unoccupied. The fire escalated to the point where all of the department’s resources were engaged at the scene, as well as mutual aid being called in. There were no reported injuries at the time of this writing.
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STRATFORD, CT – Shortly before 1:00am on January 13, 2019, the Stratford Fire Department began receiving multiple calls for a fire at the historic Shakespeare Theatre at 320 Shore Rd. First units on scene found the unoccupied, vacant structure heavily involved and immediately started calling for more resources. Mutual aid responded to the scene from Bridgeport and Milford.