Contact Us
Trumbull-Monroe Daily Voice serves Easton, Monroe, Redding & Trumbull
Return to your home site

Menu

Trumbull-Monroe Daily Voice serves Easton, Monroe, Redding & Trumbull

Nearby Towns

police & fire

Man Dies In Large Fire In His Stratford Home

A Stratford man died in a fire in his home on Melville Street on Saturday night.
A Stratford man died in a fire in his home on Melville Street on Saturday night. Photo Credit: Stratford Professional Firefighters IAFF 998 / Instagram

STRATFORD, Conn. — A Stratford man died in a large fire in his home on Melville Street on Saturday evening, the fire department said.

The 23 firefighters at the scene had the blaze in the 2.5-story home under control within about 30 minutes, according to an Instagram post.

"Unfortunately, one victim succumbed to their injuries," the fire department said.

The fire broke out at about 5 p.m. at 25 Melville St.

The man was found dead in a heavily damaged upstairs bedroom after the fire was extinguished, according to the Stratford Star.

A cockatoo also died, but the two dogs managed to escape the fire, the Star said. The victim's wife and adult son were not home at the time, according to the Stratford Star.

The cause of the fire and the man's death remain under investigation, the Star said.

Click here for the story at the Stratford Star.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Trumbull-Monroe Daily Voice!

Serves Easton, Monroe, Redding & Trumbull

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.