Call History
Shed Destroyed By Quick-Moving Fire 
Fri. May 29th 2020

A quick-moving fire destroyed a shed but not a nearby home. 

Four of Newtown's fire companies were dispatched at 09:45 Friday on a report of a house that was fully engulfed in flames in Sandy Hook's district. Calls to dispatch said no one was expected in the home, located on Pootatuck Trail.

As firefighters were responding, the report was updated that the burning structure was a fully involved shed.

Sandy Hook Quint 440, Tanker 9, Tanker 449 and Engine 441 responded with crews. 

Botsford Tanker 559 also responded. 

Hook & Ladder Truck 114 responded but was returned en route. Hawleyville's manpower and apparatus were held at their station.

Chief Halstead was the first officer on the scene, and took command. He also reported a pick-up truck was close to the burning shed. Hook & Ladder and Hawleyville returned to service before 10:00 am. 

The fire was knocked down at 10:03, with 3,000 gallons of water used at the scene. 

While at the structure fire, Sandy Hook was also dispatched to investigate a CO detector alarm. The alarm turned out to be faulty, and the company was back in service from that call at 10:32.

Meanwhile, firefighters continued overhaul at the scene of the fire. 

Botsford returned to service at 10:20.

Sandy Hook returned to service at 10:42.


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