2 firefighters injured after house fire in Fairfield - WFSB 3 Connecticut

2 firefighters injured after house fire in Fairfield

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House fire was reported at 145 Mountain Laurel Rd. (Fairfield Fire Department) House fire was reported at 145 Mountain Laurel Rd. (Fairfield Fire Department)
FAIRFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Two firefighters suffered “minor injuries” while battling a house fire in Fairfield on Sunday evening.

The house fire was reported at 145 Mountain Laurel Rd. just before 6 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found a three-car garage attached to the home “fully involved with fire." There were two motor vehicles burning inside the garage, according to Fairfield Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson.

Bisson said inside the home, firefighters found a pet rabbit and took it from the house.

“The family was very lucky that no one was injured during this fast moving fire, which occurred while the house was occupied,” Bisson said.

The fire spread from the garage to the home. Firefighters “aggressively attacked the fire from both inside and outside of the structure until it was declared under control in about an hour,” Bisson said.

Two firefighters were rushed to the hospital, Bisson said. One of the firefighters received “minor burns” while using the hose and another injured his leg while rescuing a family pet from home.

“With the change of season upon us, the department would like to remind all residents to review safe cooking, campfire and outdoor fire practices,” Bisson said.

Firefighters from Bridgeport and Southport assisted in fighting the fire while the Bridgeport, Westport and Easton Fire Departments covered the station for Fairfield.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fairfield Fire Marshall.

Fairfield Police also assisted by providing “traffic control for fire crews due to hose lines in the roadway,”

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