Crews Respond To Fire, Car Crash on Berlin Turnpike

Published on Saturday, 30 December 2017 14:36
Written by Angie DeRosa


BERLIN- Firefighters responded early Saturday morning to a fire inside the Mount Royal Inn.

Lieutenant Christopher Sargis of the Berlin Fire Department said they received a call at 8:45 a.m. from the motel located at 2447 Berlin Turnpike for a fire in the basement.

According to Sargis everyone was able to get out of the building safely with and no injuries reported.

As of 11 a.m. Kensington Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Pajor said the fire was out and crews were being sent back to the station.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Berlin’s Fire Marshall office.

Also this morning the southbound lane of the Berlin Turnpike was shut down for several hours because of a car crash at 3:07 a.m.

East Berlin Volunteer Fire Company posted on Facebook that Rescue 1, as well as Engine 8 from Berlin Fire Department worked together to extract one person from a vehicle.

Berlin Police say the cause of the crash was due to a wrong way driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes, across from the entrance to Sage Park.

Three people were taken to Hartford Hospital for serious injuries, according to police.

Police are still investigating and have not released any of the names of those involved. They are asking if anyone has information about the accident to contact the police department at 860-828-7080.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Saturday, 30 December 2017 14:36. Updated: Saturday, 30 December 2017 14:38.