Four Campers Destroyed in Stafford Campground Fire

Emergency crews are on scene at a large brush fire at the Sun Valley Campground in Stafford, Tolland County officials confirm.

West Stafford Fire Chief Joseph Lorenzetti said crews were called around 10:30 p.m. He said when crews arrived they found at least two campers on fire and fire moving through the brush, spreading quickly because of dry conditions.

“The scene was extremely hazardous for personnel. We had multiple exploding propane tanks,” Lorenzetti said.

There were some people in the campground at the time, but no injuries were reported. Four campers were destroyed by the blaze.

Lorenzetti said the campground has narrow dirt roads and the area was congested, making it easy for the fire to move quickly and difficult for firefighters to get apparatus through to contain the fire.

“All I can tell you is it was extremely congested up in there and the exposures are very closed together,” he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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