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In January of 2022, Newtown, CT was home to a raging inferno. The building that was most recently the home to McGuire’s Ale House burned to the ground. A host of local Fire Departments battled the blaze, with smoke clouds being seen for miles.

Exploring the Aftermath of the Hideous Inferno at Newtown’s McGuire’s Ale House

According to our earlier reports, the Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company was the first on the scene, followed by Newtown Hook & Ladder 114. The Firefighter battled a massive blaze at the Newtown building that was once McGuire’s Ale House and Hot Shots II. The F.D.’s brought in an attack line, to fight against the flames and the roof came down.
The dramatic day became big news with locals sharing pictures and videos all over social media. While the Fire Departments were able to finish off the flames, the building was destroyed. 

When the story broke, I was talking about it on the Ethan and Lou Show and people started to call with their memories of McGuire’s Ale House and Hot Shots II. One of the arguments that sprung up became whether or not Hot Shots II had a live lobster claw game. Like a teddy bear claw game that you might find in Dave & Busters, there are machines that are similar. The machine lets you attempt to claw a live lobster out of the tank for a fistful of quarters. I’m still not convinced there ever was one.

The day of the fire, we were sent a video of it from one of our listeners that was passing by.

The listener goes by "Daverunsforpizza" and he's really active on our I95 Instagram page.

This is what we do at I95, specifically on the Ethan & Lou Show, we have eyes and ears everywhere. There is no slipping one past us, it just does not happen, unless I'm on vacation. I'm human after all, I'm not walking off the beach to collect and distribute fire videos when I'm chilling super hard.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @i95rock for in-studio videos, interviews and breaking news from the streets of Greater-Danbury.

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