A 3-alarm blaze on Rowan Street in Danbury early Saturday afternoon left 22 residents homeless and hospitalized a firefighter and one resident.
The Danbury Fire Department reported that upon arrival at the scene the were met with a heavy smoke and fire condition which prompted an elevation to a third alarm situation. They called in additional assistance from the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department as well as the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company and emergency medical services from Danbury Hospital. A firefighter and a resident were transported to Danbury Hospital with non-life treating injuries.
Firefighters from the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company, the Ball Pond Volunteer Fire Company in New Fairfield, the Ridgefield Fire Department along with from volunteers the Water Witch Hose Company responded and provided at-the-station coverage, the fire was eventually extinguished.
The Danbury Fire Marshals Office responded to the scene and has the cause of the fire as “undetermined” at this time but they are still investigating. The Fire Marshalls office deemed the building unsafe for habitation and occupants from the three units were displaced and are being assisted by American Red Cross Connecticut
The condition of the firefighter and resident that were taken for medical attention has not been updated as of publication.
(All photos from Danbury Fire Department Facebook Page)