Woman Rescued From Burning Condo in Meriden

Fire crews rescued a woman from her burning condo in Meriden early New Year's Day.

Officials at the scene said flames broke out in a car parked in a condo driveway on Woodland Ridge around 5 a.m. Thursday and spread to the right side of the two-unit complex.

"Upon arrival of the first engine company, we did confirm that we had a vehicle fire and that it had extended into the building," explained Meriden fire Chief Kenneth Morgan. "We called for full structure dispatch and shortly thereafter, a second alarm based on the fact that the fire got into the building and had apparently made its way up to the attic."

Crews were able to rescue a woman from inside the burning unit. No one was hurt, and most of the damage was contained to the outside of the building, according to the fire department.

Firefighters also struggled with cold temperaturese causing water to freeze.

The fire marshal is investigating to determine the cause of the blaze.

Contact Us