Shelton man killed in Ansonia house fire

Police identified Shelton native Paul Czetwertynski, 50, as the man who was killed in an Ansonia house fire late Tuesday afternoon. Czetwertynski’s body was found after the blaze was put out.

Ansonia police and firefighters found the house at 96 Colony Street engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a fire at 5:20 p.m. Emergency personnel found a woman on scene who stated that her male companion was still inside the residence and was unable to escape.

Police officers attempted to enter the residence but were unable to enter due the flames and heat.

Flames bursting out of the side of the Ansonia home (Photo credit: Tia Rich)

Flames bursting out of the side of the Ansonia home (Photo credit: Tia Rich)

The Ansonia Fire Department, along with assistance from the Derby and Seymour  Fire Departments, were able to extinguish the fire.

An autopsy is pending and further information will be released at a later date, Ansonia police said in a statement.

No one else was injured.

The Ansonia Fire Marshal, Ansonia Police and the State Fire Marshal are investigating the fire. No cause has been determined as of yet.

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