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At approximately 3:00 am, the 911 dispatch center received a call reporting smoke coming from the roof of the building near Forest and Grove Sts.

The first arriving Engine reported heavy smoke and fire visible on the top floor of a condominium unit at 104 Forest St.

The fire was quickly upgraded to a second alarm.

5 engine, 2 trucks, 1 rescue, and 1 command unit, worked to extinguish a stubborn fire, which had taken hold of the third floor of a condo unit and attic space. Crews worked to assure sleeping occupants were evacuated and that the fire was confined to only the involved unit. The involved unit received heavy fire, smoke, and water damage and was deemed unsafe for re-occupation. The remainder of the tenants were allowed to re-occupy their units.

1 FF received an injury he was treated and released.

EMS and police were summoned to the scene as well. The Red Cross was summoned as well.

The fire was under uncontrol at 3:42

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Fire Marshals office.



Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 19-5224
Incident Location: 104 Forest St
Incident Date: 2019-06-23 03:02:00.0


Deputy Fire Chief Tom Gloersen
(203) 977-5600


Early Morning Fire Displaces Residents

Posted: June 23, 2019
About the Author: Tom Gloersen
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