Fire Destroys Winsted Home

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The cold temperatures and ice coated roads made battling a house fire difficult for fire fighters on Prospect Street in Winsted.

    Firefighters spent more than three hours battling a fire inside a 114-year-old home in Winsted this morning.

    Fire broke out just before 3:30 a.m. at 115 Prospect Street.

    It caused a partial collapse when it spread from the first floor to the second, and eventually to the roof.

    All the occupants got out OK and are receiving help from the American Red Cross.

    As crews worked to put out the fire, the water was freezing, so it was treated with sand. A heater was also brought in to help firefighters working in brutal conditions.

    Several fire department provided mutual aid.

    The six-bedroom home was built in 1900, according to assessing records. It appears to be a total loss.

    The cause of the fire is unknown.


     

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