New Canaan Fire Dept. responds to house fire on Old Stamford Road
Published 4:40 pm, Friday, April 12, 2013
At 12:36 Friday morning, New Canaan Emergency Services were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 747 Old Stamford Road with initial reports of someone trapped inside.
Police officers were first on the scene and found the home filled with smoke. A resident told the officers that his sister may still be inside. They attempted to enter the building to find her, but were "driven back" by the heavy smoke, according to a release from Fire Marshal Fred Baker.
Fire fighters arrived shortly after and extinguished the fire, which was located in an in-law apartment on the lower level of the home.
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Although the sister's whereabouts were still undetermined, a secondary search showed that no one else was in the home.
New Canaan Fire Department responded with an engine, tanker, ladder truck and utility vehicle; mutual aid was received from Vista Fire Department, which covered New Canaan's headquarters, Wilton Fire Department and a ladder truck from Norwalk Fire Department. NCVAC responded with two ambulances and a paramedic.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.