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Fire Damages Shelton House, No Injuries Reported

by STAFF | Jul 27, 2017 5:32 pm

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ethan fry photo A fire badly damaged part of a two-family home on Cliff Street in Shelton Thursday.

There were no injuries.

The fire began about 3 p.m. when fire crews were sent to the home — 110-112 Cliff St. — on a report of a structure fire.

About 50 firefighters from the Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co., White Hills Voluntary Fire Co., and Pine Rock Park Volunteer Fire Co. responded.

They found heavy smoke coming out of the second floor of the home.

The fire was under control by about 3:35 p.m.

Click the play button on the video below to see about 5 minutes from the scene.

Fire Marshal James Tortora said the blaze began in a second-floor bedroom of the home.

“The fire department contained it to that bedroom, but the rest of the second floor got heat and smoke damage and some fire damage, so they won’t be staying in here tonight,” he said.

Four people inside the home at the time made it out OK, he said.

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They were working on making arrangements to stay elsewhere.

Two people who were in the other side of the house also escaped without incident.

Tortora said he had not yet pinpointed the fire’s cause.

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He was also trying to gauge the extent of the damage in the other side of the house to determine whether it was still inhabitable.

“It depends on how much smoke damage is in there,” the fire marshal said.

Firefighters at the scene were wrapping up by about 4:30 p.m.

In June 2015 there was a kitchen fire at the same property.

As firefighters from Echo Hose, White Hills, and Pine Rock Park fought the Cliff Street fire, crews from the Huntington Fire Co. were put on standby to handle any other calls in town — and within minutes were called to a vehicle fire on River Road.

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