Shelton Police Officer Heading to Work Sees House Fire, Rescues Residents and Dog

Residents of a home in Shelton and their dog are safe after a police officer heading to work saw smoke coming from their house and helped them escape.

Shelton patrol officer Michael Kichar was on his way into work shortly before 7 a.m. when he saw smoke coming from a home on Meadow Street, police said.

Officer Kichar called 911 and then woke up and alerted the residents of the home and helped them and their dog escape, according to authorities.

The fire spread quickly through the home and firefighters from multiple departments including Monroe, Shelton and Trumbull fought the flames for nearly an hour and a half, officers said.

There were no injuries reported to any residents of the home or any firefighters at the scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Shelton Fire Marshal's Office.

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