Body Pulled From Scene of House Fire in Sherman

Initial calls on Sunday reported a person stuck in the basement during a house fire in Sherman.

Generic police lights flashing.
NBC News

Crews have pulled a body from the debris of a house fire in Sherman, the Sherman Volunteer Fire Department confirmed Monday.

Emergency crews from multiple departments responded to the home at 57 Route 55 West in Sherman on Sunday for a house fire with reports of someone trapped in the basement. Two people were able to escape the home, but a third has been missing.

The fire caused what fire officials described as "catastrophic" damage that caused the building to collapse before crews could fully search. After bringing in heavy equipment, crews found a body in the debris. That victim has not been publicly identified at this time.

The fire remains under investigation by the Sherman Fire Marshal’s Office and the Connecticut State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit and the Western District Major Crime Squad. Investigators said there is no sign that there is anything criminal about it.

Contact Us