Shelton fire crews battled large brush fire Sunday

SHELTON — Firefighters battled a large brush fire in the woods between Old Stratford Road and Partridge Lane Sunday night as the state remained under a “red flag warning” for extremely dry conditions.

Deputy Fire Chief Paul Wilson said crews received 911 calls about 7:20 p.m. reporting the fire. As crews arrived, Wilson said fire was visible deep in the woods and up a significant incline.

Wilson said crews, under the command of Assistant Chief Joe Constantino, moved some equipment to Partridge Lane while other apparatus worked between Old Stratford and Armstrong Road as the wind-driven fire gained ground.

“Crews deployed several handlines to attack the fire," Wilson said.

The fire was brought under control in less than an hour, according to Wilson, but crews remained on the scene dousing hotspots.

More than two dozen firefighters battled the blaze. No injuries occurred, and no structures were damaged, Wilson said.