Danbury Family Displaced Following Cottage Street Fire
A local family has been forced to temporarily stay with some family members in the wake of a residential fire that broke out on Monday evening (February 15).
According to the Danbury Fire Department, local 911 dispatch received a call just before 6:00 PM on Monday evening, reporting the aforementioned blaze at a two-family home located at 9 Cottage Street, which runs adjacent to the downtown Danbury area.
While firefighters were en route, Danbury Police Officer Stephan Cameron, who happened to be on patrol in the area, arrived at the scene first. Upon initial inspection, Officer Cameron reportedly observed heavy smoke billowing from the two-family home and was able to assist all of home's occupants. He also noticed that the working fire was located in the kitchen of one of the units.
The responding fire units confirmed that the active fire was indeed in the kitchen and was seemingly being fed by a broken gas line. Through quick action and persistence, the Hat City's Bravest were able to made short work of the blaze, holding to only a first-alarm situation with the use of a single hose line.
From there, Connecticut's primary power and electricity company, Eversource, came through to restore the unit that did not contain the fire, and the residents of that apartment were cleared to re-enter, allowing them to go on about their lives.
While the family whose home contained the kitchen fire will stay with family as they await the restoration of their apartment, the City of Danbury Fire Marshal's office will be investigating the exact cause of the blaze.
Thankfully, there were no injuries reported and the Danbury Fire Department took the opportunity to urge residents to check their smoke alarms, making sure that they are up to date and in working order.
Here's a look at some photos from the scene courtesy of the Danbury Fire Department: