Fire damages Kensington house; family gets assistance

Published on Friday, 15 December 2017 22:40
Written by Charles Paullin

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BERLIN - Fire damaged a house at 110 Parish Drive early Friday afternoon. No one was injured, fire officials said.

The Berlin, East Berlin, Kensington, and South Kensington volunteer fire departments responded at about 1:15 p.m., said Jeff Pajor, assistant chief of the Kensington department.

The blaze started in the rear corner of the single-family house and spread to the attic, where thick insulation made the fire more difficult to extinguish, Pajor said.

The fire was under control by about 1:45, he said.

The official cause is still being determined, but Pajor said a hot tub near the house is believed to have touched off the fire.

Crews remained on the scene until about 3:30, he added.

The family is being helped by Berlin Social Services and the American Red Cross.

Cromwell and Newington’s fire departments provided backup coverage of Berlin during the fire, Pajor said.

Parish Drive is in Kensington between Alling and Main streets.

The three-bedroom house was built in 1985 and sits on a half-acre lot, according to BerlinGIS.com.

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or cpaullin@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Friday, 15 December 2017 22:40. Updated: Friday, 15 December 2017 22:42.