Two Family Dogs Die in Fairfield Fire

Two family pets were killed in a fire on Friday morning in Fairfield.

The fire started just before 9 a.m. at 46 Senior Place, and thick brown smoke and flames were coming from the first floor windows of the single-family house, according to the Fairfield Fire Department.

As firefighters searched the home, they found two large family dogs on the second floor, took them out and performed CPR and gave them oxygen, but the dogs could not be revived.

A mutual aid went into effect on Friday morning as thousands of firefighters attended services for Bridgeport Fire Lt. Steven Velasquez Firefighter Michel Baik, who died on Saturday while battling a house fire in Bridgeport.

Units from the Greenwich Fire Department, Wilton Fire Department and Norwalk Fire Department were dispatched and helped units from Fairfield Fire Department fight the blaze.

Units from the Easton Fire Department, Westport Fire Department and a Task Force from Hartford Fire Department staged in Bridgeport provided backup coverage and during the Fairfield house fire.

“The contingency and operational plans worked extremely well and allowed firefighters from across the state that have not worked together to operate seamlessly at the scene of the emergency,” Assistant Chief Scott Bisson, the fire incident commander said.

No one was injured, but the estimated loss due to fire is approximately $100,000 and the house is not habitable.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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