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Firefighters Knock Down Basement Blaze In Trumbull

Nichols firefighters knocked down a basement fire at a home on Green Ridge Road on Wednesday.
Nichols firefighters knocked down a basement fire at a home on Green Ridge Road on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Contributed

TRUMBULL, Conn. -- One person was taken to the hospital after a fire broke out in the basement of a home on Green Ridge Road in Trumbull Wednesday morning.

The Nichols Fire Department responded to the home at 3 a.m. on a report of smoke in the house. The occupants were awakened by the smoke detectors, and when firefighters arrived they found a fire in the basement.

They were able to contain the fire to the basement and quickly extinguished it. Firefighters remained on scene to perform salvage and overhaul operations, and the incident was under control by 3:30 a.m., fire officials said.

One occupant of the home was taken to the hospital for observation. No firefighters were injured in the incident.

All Nichols Fire apparatus responded to the scene, along with mutual aid from Trumbull Center and Long Hill. Additional units from Shelton provided standby coverage at Nichols Station 1. The last unit cleared the scene at 5:17 a.m., and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Trumbull Fire Marshal's office.

The Nichols Fire Department is reminding residents of the importance of working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

“Had the residents not had working smoke detectors the outcome to the fire may have been tragic, Smoke detectors save lives".

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