Resident, firefighter injured in Southington blaze that required mutual aid from Bristol, Plainville, Berlin and other departments

Published on Monday, 20 June 2022 13:08
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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SOUTHINGTON – A firefighter and a local resident were injured Sunday while crews from Southington and area departments battled a building fire.

Firefighters around 8 a.m. were called to 35 West Main St. on the report of a structure fire, which required mutual aid from firefighters in Bristol and Meriden, while those from Plainville, Cheshire and Berlin covered the town’s firehouses in case another blaze was reported.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported seeing fire venting from the second floor of the two-story building – which is a commercial business on the first floor and a residential area on the second – and beginning to extend to a nearby building at 19 West Main St. 

Firefighters worked to put out the fire impinging on the second building and made an aggressive interior attack on the building where the blaze originated. 

The occupant of the second floor was taken in an ambulance to The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Bradley-Memorial Campus. The victim was treated and released the same day. 

A firefighter was also injured in the blaze and taken to the same hospital. The firefighter was treated and released the same day as well.

Firefighters did not elaborate on the injuries sustained by either the resident or the firefighter.

The damage to the building left it uninhabitable. 

The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the blaze. 

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Plainville, Southington Herald on Monday, 20 June 2022 13:08. Updated: Monday, 20 June 2022 13:10.