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Fire burns cottage in New Canaan

Updated 2:14 pm, Thursday, March 20, 2014

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  • A caretaker's cottage at 301 Michigan Road in New Canaan was damaged in a fire Wednesday night. Fire Marshal Fred Baker said no one was home at the time and no injuries were reported. Jeanna Petersen Shepard / For the New Canaan News March 20, 2014 Photo: Jeanna Petersen Shepard, Freelance Photo / New Canaan News freelance
    A caretaker's cottage at 301 Michigan Road in New Canaan was damaged in a fire Wednesday night. Fire Marshal Fred Baker said no one was home at the time and no injuries were reported. Jeanna Petersen Shepard / For the New Canaan News March 20, 2014 Photo: Jeanna Petersen Shepard, Freelance Photo

 

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A caretaker's cottage at 301 Michigan Road was damaged in a fire Wednesday night.

The New Canaan Fire Department received a call at 8:33 p.m. reporting a structure fire with a possible occupant.

When the first units arrived, they found the cottage "fully involved in fire," Fire Marshal Fred Baker said in a press release.

"Given the remote location fire fighters had to rely on tankers for water supply," Baker said in the release.

The fire was extinguished at 9:03 p.m., but the cottage "was a total loss," Baker said Thursday afternoon. There were no reported injuries, despite initial reports of a possible occupant, according to the release.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but Baker told the New Canaan News a candle may have been left burning inside the cottage.

Fire departments from Pound Ridge, N.Y., South Salem, N.Y., Wilton, Norwalk and Stamford assisted with the incident. New Canaan EMS also responded and stayed at the scene as part of standard structure fire protocol.