1 firefighter hurt battling deck fire in Newington

A firefighter was hurt battling a deck fire at a home in Newington on Monday morning.
Published: May. 10, 2022 at 7:40 AM EDT|Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 8:52 AM EDT
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NEWINGTON, CT (WFSB) - A firefighter was hurt battling a deck fire at a home in Newington on Monday morning.

According to the Newington Police Department, the house fire closed Reservoir Road.

“First concern, homeowners were out of the house,” said Deputy Chief Bob Regina, Newington Fire Department. “Then crews went in and put out the kitchen fire that had extended in from the deck.”

Police posted the road closure to social media shortly after 7:30 a.m.

A fire led to the closure of a road in Newington on Tuesday morning.

“Police and fire personnel are on the scene,” police said on Twitter. “Please avoid the area and expect delays extending onto Fenn Road.”

Firefighters said the deck was fully involved when they arrived.

“A firefighter [was] injured, minor injury,” Regina said. “[It was a] trip and a fall, more of a stumble while battling the fire.”

The scene was near the Anna Reynolds School. Firefighters said the school was not impacted; however, it was notified to avoid Reservoir Road.

There’s no word on a cause.