Structure fire on Parish Drive in Berlin

Published on Friday, 15 December 2017 14:50
Written by Charles Paullin


BERLIN — A structure fire was reported at 110 Parish Dr. in Berlin early Friday afternoon with no injuries.

Berlin, East Berlin, Kensington, and South Kensington Volunteer Fire Departments all responded to the fire at about 1:15 p.m., said Jeff Pajor, assistant fire chief of Kensington Volunteer Fire Department.

The blaze started in the rear corner of the house and extended up to the attic, where some “thick” blown-in insulation made the fire a bit more difficult to extinguish, Pajor said.

The fire was under control by about 1:45, he said. A cause of the fire is still being determined but Pajor said a hot tub that was in close proximity to the house is believed to have ignited the fire.

Crews remained on scene until about 3:30 working on overhaul of the site, he added.

No injuries were reported, he said. The family is being displaced by Berlin Social Services and the American Red Cross, he added.

Cromwell and Newington Fire Departments were called to provide backup coverage of Berlin during the fire, Pajor said.

The street is located in the Kensington District between Alling Street and Main Street. The 3 bedroom and 2 full-bathroom single family home that was built in 1985 has vinyl siding and sits on a .5 acre lot, according to

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Friday, 15 December 2017 14:50. Updated: Friday, 15 December 2017 15:58.