Call History
Fire Destroys Home Under Renovation
Fri. Apr 24th 2020

For the second time in less than 48 hours, all five of Newtown’s fire companies were toned out for a fully involved structure fire.

Calls to dispatch reported black smoke and fire from a house, which is exactly what the first firefighter confirmed when he arrived at the scene late Friday afternoon. The April 24 fire was reportedly fully involved in the garage, and spreading toward the full 2½-story structure.

The fire followed an overnight fire April 22-23, also in Sandy Hook, that destroyed one home and damaged another.

Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Chief Bill Halstead again served as the officer in command on Friday. He and the others who responded encountered a fully involved fire that was initially spotted in the eastern half of the house, which included a garage and finished space above the garage.

It took less than 40 minutes to knock down the fire, which spread into the full dwelling. Firefighters remained on the scene, fully extinguishing any hotspots, for another hour. Between 40-50 firefighters responded to the scene.

Mutual aid was received from Southbury, who sent a tanker and a crew to the scene. Stepney provided coverage at Botsford’s firehouse.

Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps also provided a crew for coverage.

Eversource also sent representatives to the scene to deenergize power at the house.

Toddy Hill Road was closed between its intersections with Sugarloaf and Still Hill roads during the incident. A portable pond was set up on Toddy HIll at its intersection with Longview.

Firefighters cleared from the scene by 17:55.

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