Fire destroys garage in Newington

Published on Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:51
Written by Justin Muszynski

Staff writer

NEWINGTON - A fire Saturday afternoon destroyed a detached garage on Maple Hill Avenue.

The blaze broke out sometime around 3:40 p.m. at 261 Maple Hill Ave., according to the homeowner, who did not wish to be identified. He said he was worried the fire would extend to his home, but firefighters were able to contain it to the garage, which completely burned down. The garage is located in the rear of the property.

The cause of the fire is unclear.

No one was hurt, the homeowner said, adding that his family was not displaced because of the blaze. Saturday evening, he said he was still in shock and unsure as to what he will do next, given he did not have insurance. He said he may reach out to the public for donations.

The fire department could not be reached for comment.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Newington on Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:51. Updated: Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:53.