Fire starts in attic of Newington Home

Published on Thursday, 4 January 2018 21:34


NEWINGTON- A Stuart Street family has been displaced after a Thursday morning fire.

The Newington Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze at 35 Stuart St. shortly before 11 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Fire Chief Chris Schroeder said that it started in the home’s attic.

“The cause is still undetermined at this time but it looks like an accidental fire,” he said Thursday afternoon. “The family is unable to return to their home but have made arrangements and have a place to stay in town.”

Residents had already evacuated the structure when firefighters arrived, according to the chief. The family pet was rescued by responders.

“A missing cat was located in the basement and firefighters were able to reunite it with its family,” Schroeder explained.

The home did not fully succumb to the blaze and can be repaired, he added.

Mayor Roy Zartarian commended the fire department for its prompt response during Thursday’s blizzard.

“The family and the family cat got out safely,” he said. “The fire department responded admirably.”

Erica Schmitt can be reached at 860-801-5097, schmitt@nbh or


Posted in New Britain Herald, Newington on Thursday, 4 January 2018 21:34. Updated: Thursday, 4 January 2018 21:49.