FD: No one injured in Shelton apartment fire

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Shelton Fire Department

Shelton Fire Department

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SHELTON — No one was injured Thursday in a bathroom fire in a second-floor apartment located above Pasta Fina on Howe Avenue, fire officials said.

Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire on the 600 block of Howe Avenue about 11:50 a.m. Deputy Fire Chief Paul Wilson said when units arrived, the fire was visible from a window on the second floor.

“Crews quickly made entry and found a small fire in a bathroom,” Wilson said.

He said firefighters extinguished the blaze and conducted overhaul checking for any hidden pockets of fire in the walls and ceiling. Some 15 members operated on the scene under Chief Francis Jones.

Wilson said the fire damaged the bathroom, with only minor smoke damage to the apartment itself. Wilson said the damage did displace the apartment’s occupant.

The American Red Cross is helping the individual.

The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a resident might need when suddenly displaced from their home by a fire. In addition, a recovery envelope containing information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on cleanup; notification of important contacts; dealing with damaged items and more was provided.

The fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause, Wilson said. Pasta Fina remains open.