Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Fire in Danbury

Danbury firefighters quickly knocked down a 3-alarm fire on Main Street Sunday.

Fire officials say they responded to 111 Main Street around 2:25 p.m. It was reported that people may be trapped in the fourth floor of the building. When fire crews arrived they found smoke and fire showing from the fourth floor, which contained apartments. At that point a third alarm was struck.

Firefighter searched the building and confirmed all occupants had made it out safe. The fire was quickly put out and no injuries to residents or firefighters were reported.

The building contains 24 apartments but crews were able to contain the fire to two apartments on the fourth floor. Eversource cut power to the building and building officials were called in to determine if it is safe for residents to return. The Red Cross is assisting residents with temporary housing.

A total of 46 firefighters responded to the scene. Crews from Ridgefield and New Fairfield responded mutual aid to cover the rest of the city, along with Danbury Volunteer firefighters who were not on scene.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Danbury Fire Department’s Marshal’s Division.

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