Danbury Firefighter Injured, 22 People Displaced Following 3-Alarm Fire
Twenty-two Hat City residents are without a place to stay and two others are injured in the aftermath of a 3-alarm fire that ravaged a multiple family home in Danbury.
According to the Danbury Fire Department, fire units were dispatched in the early part of the afternoon on Saturday (November 7) after receiving a report of as active fire. When the fire crews arrived at scene of the Rowan Street blaze, they say they were met with "heavy smoke and fire conditions," prompting them to escalate the situation to a third alarm.
From there, the DFD called in additional assistance from the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department as well as the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company and emergency medical services from Danbury Hospital. Firefighters from the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company, the Ball Pond Volunteer Fire Company, the Ridgefield CT Fire Department, and the Water Witch Hose Company all provided at-the-station coverage while those involved were battling the blaze, which was eventually fully extinguished.
In the wake of the Rowan Street fire, it was reported that one local firefighter and one civilian living at the multi-family home were transported to Danbury Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. As of this writing, there have been no updates regarding either of their current medical conditions.
With part of the home currently being deemed unsafe for occupancy, a reported twenty-two people living within three units have been displaced are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross of Connecticut.
Once members of the Danbury Fire Marshal's Office arrived on the scene to investigate, they were unable to pinpoint the exact cause of the fire, but the situation remains under investigation.
Here are about a dozen photos from the scene courtesy of the Danbury Fire Department, the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company, and the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company: