By Olivia Drake, HVFC Information Officer
Haddam Volunteer Fire Company, with on-scene mutual aid provided by Killingworth Volunteer Fire Co. and South Fire District Middletown, responded to a reported structure fire at 4:15 p.m. on October 9, 2022, at a residence on Hidden Lake Road. The homeowners had called 911 after noticing smoke billowing from their oversized, detached garage.
Firefighters from Haddam and Killingworth entered the garage through a regular-sized door and quickly worked to extinguish the fire. Crews then opened the garage door manually to access and vent the garage space. Since much of the garage was charred, firefighters sprayed the walls and ceiling of the garage and used a thermal imaging camera to check for any additional “hot spots.”
The fire did not spread or damage property outside the garage and no one was injured at the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation with the Fire Marshal Town of Haddam