Firefighter recovering from house fire injuries

A Shelton volunteer firefighter was injured while multiple units responded to a house fire on Sharon Drive Monday afternoon.

The identity of and the injuries the firefighter sustained have not been released, but after being treated at a local hospital the volunteer was said to have been released with non life threatening injuries.

Around 3:10p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 Companies 1, 4 and 5 were dispatched to 42 Sharon Dr for a reported structure fire. According to a fire report, car 5 arrived to find a one story residential home with heavy smoke showing from the attic.

Engine 42 being the first piece in went to work and began to knock the fire down. Engine 2’s crew pulled a second line onto the home and assisted with suppression and extensive overhaul. Crews remained on scene for some time knocking down “hot spots” and cleaning up. The last unit cleared the scene just after 5p.m.

The homeowner was present at the time of the fire, but was able to get out safely, according to fire officials.

 

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