Firefighters from Shelton, Trumbull and Monroe joined forces Sunday morning to battle a fire that caused extensive damage to a house on Meadow Street in Shelton.

Shelton police said one of their own, officer Michael Kichar, was on his way into work at about 6;30 a.m. Sunday when he saw smoke coming from a home at 168 Meadow Street. Kichar ran into the home and got two residents and the family dog out without injury before firefighters arrived, police said.




Firefighters from neighboring Monroe and Trumbull were called in to help local firefighters extinguish the blaze that was brought under control at 8:23 a.m. Police say the fire caused extensive damage to the single-story home.




Connecticut Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the homeowners. A fire marshal is on scene working to determine the cause of the blaze.