Fairfield Firefighter Injured While Fighting Fire

Officials said the firefighter suffered severe facial injuries.

A Fairfield firefighter suffered serious facial injuries while responding to a fire Thursday night. 

Firefighters said they responded to several fires because of lightning and they were called to 1300 Mill Hill Road at 6:38 p.m. after a delivery person spotted the fire. 

A news release from the fire department said crews found smoke coming from a large detached garage. 

The homeowners were lucky the delivery person noticed the fire in the early stages, according to Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood. 

An ambulance transported the injured firefighter to the hospital. Officials said the injuries are not life-threatening. 

Firefighters also responded to a report of smoke at 744 Gilbert Highway. An invisible dog fence transformer in the residence had shorted out, possibly from a lightning strike, according to the fire department. 

The Fairfield fire marshal is investigating the cause of both fires.

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