March 9, 2021
Hamden CERT Responds on 2nd Alarm Residential Structure Fire that Claims One & Injures Two.
On March 09, 2021 the Hamden Fire Department was dispatched (10:16 PM)) to a fire at 775 Hill Street that was called in by numerous neighbors. The HFD arrived on-scene at 10:20 PM. Assistant Chief Charles Lubowicki reported heavy fire in the breezeway and garage that was spreading into the house.
Two occupants of the home were able to safely evacuate the home. One exited the home through a bedroom window. The other occupant exited through the front door and notified fire department personnel that another person was still inside the house. Rescue crews began an aggressive interior search of the home while other crews worked to extinguish the fire. A 59 year old male was found deceased in the living room. The two other occupants were transported to Yale New Haven Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. They were both released from the hospital later in the day.
Hamden CERT responded on the 2nd Alarm Assignment with 7 personnel and assisted with rehabilitation operations for the firefighters and cleared the scene at 01:20 hours.