MEDIA ALERT: Canton Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Early Morning Fire

By | November 30, 2014


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Canton Firefighters Respond to Early Morning Fire. Family was Planning to Move into New Home on Saturday

WHO: Town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department responded to a single-family, residential fire early Thursday morning.

WHAT: Upon arrival, firefighters found flames coming from the roof of the 4-bedroom home.The home, purchased in September/2014, was not occupied at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported.

HOW: Due to a significant collapse of the roof, Incident Commander/Department Chief Richard Hutchings initiated an exterior attack. There are few hydrants north of Rte 44. So, based upon knowledge of the area, Farmington Valley fire department tankers were called in to deliver water to portable ponds set up on the site.

Canton Engines 1, 3, 6, Tanker 7 and the Canton ambulance responded to the scene. Canton’s Fire Police restricted access to the area from East Hill Road and Rte 44. Canton’s volunteer firefighters received mutual aid support from: New Hartford Fire Rescue, Avon Volunteer Fire Department, Simsbury Volunteer Fire Department.

WHY: The Fire remains under investigation by the Office of the Fire Marshal.

WHERE:  11 Silver Mine Acres Road, Canton, CT. A next-door neighbor called in the fire.

WHEN:     Dispatch: Thursday, November 13, 2014; 12:37 am. Mutual aid companies dismissed at 2:12 am. Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS crews remained at the scene, conducting overhaul of the site.