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Early-Morning Fire Leaves Four Homeless

Early-Morning Fire Leaves Four Homeless


An early-morning fire at a residence off of Reservoir Road has left one home “uninhabitable” and four people homeless, according to the Cheshire Fire Department.

According to a release issued by the Town of Cheshire Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 9, the Cheshire FD responded to a fire call at approximately 3:15 a.m., at 635 Reservoir Road. The arriving firefighters found a two-story wood framed home “well involved in fire,” according to the press release. 

The blaze, which completely engulfed the home, had also begun to encroach on a neighboring structure when the officers arrived. 

“The home was occupied by two individuals and there were no injuries,” Cheshire Fire Chief Jack Casner reported. “There is significant damage [to the home] and the entire structure is not habitable.”

About 30 firefighters responded to the scene, including from Wolcott, Wallingford, and Prospect fire departments.The fire was extinguished and under control by 5:15 a.m., after burning for almost two hours. 

According to the release, Cheshire and State Fire Marshalls are currently investigating the cause. 

Information provided by the Town indicated that four Cheshire residents have been left homeless as a result of the fire, two of whom are described as “young people.” 

The Cheshire Human Services Department is providing all the affected parties with assistance. If members of the community would like to help, they are encouraged to reach out to Human Services Department Director Michelle Piccerillo at mpiccerillo@cheshirect.org.


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