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Two-Family House Fire Under Control In Danbury, Cause Unknown

Fire fighters from four Danbury teams were on hand to help battle the fire on Stillman Avenue.
Fire fighters from four Danbury teams were on hand to help battle the fire on Stillman Avenue. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
According to Danbury Fire Chief Geoff Herald, fire fighters would remain on scene to ensure that the fire was completely out on Stillman Avenue.
According to Danbury Fire Chief Geoff Herald, fire fighters would remain on scene to ensure that the fire was completely out on Stillman Avenue. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
The Danbury Fire Department has no leads as to what caused the early morning fire on Tuesday as of 10:20 a.m.
The Danbury Fire Department has no leads as to what caused the early morning fire on Tuesday as of 10:20 a.m. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
As of 9:30 a.m. the fire at the Danbury house was deemed under control.
As of 9:30 a.m. the fire at the Danbury house was deemed under control. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
Danbury Volunteer Fire Chief Anthony Rongetti tweeted this photo of the fire on Stillman Avenue under the twitter name @germantownfd10.
Danbury Volunteer Fire Chief Anthony Rongetti tweeted this photo of the fire on Stillman Avenue under the twitter name @germantownfd10. Photo Credit: Danbury Volunteer Fire Chief Anthony Rongetti @germantownfd1
Danbury Volunteer Fire Chief Anthony Rongetti tweeted this photo of the fire on Stillman Avenue under the twitter name @germantownfd10.
Danbury Volunteer Fire Chief Anthony Rongetti tweeted this photo of the fire on Stillman Avenue under the twitter name @germantownfd10. Photo Credit: Danbury Volunteer Fire Chief Anthony Rongetti @germantownfd1

UPDATE: 10:20 a.m. The fire at the Stillman Avenue house is under control, Danbury Fire Chief Geoff Herald said, but the department plans to remain on the scene through the rest of the day to search for a cause.

According to Herald, the call came in at around 8:30 a.m. through a 911 call. "As the units were leaving, we could see a column of smoke, we  knew we had a worker and we struck a second alarm," Herald said.

Herald said there were four alarms issued for this fire, not because they needed the additional trucks at the scene but because the fire required more men to help fight it.

"It was a difficult fire to fight, it was difficult to get to some parts of the home with the walls,” Herald said, adding that the firefighters who were staying at the scene would be looking for "fire hidden in the walls."

Herald confirmed that there were no civilian injuries from the fire, but that a firefighter had been sent to Danbury Hospital for observation. One dog did die and two others were treated on scene before being sent to animal control for further care.

The Red Cross was on scene to assist the two families that lived in the home.

UPDATE: As of 9:30 a.m., the fire at a two-family house on Stillman Avenue was out, though still smoking.

The owner of the building, confirmed that, while there were no human injuries, a dog died in the house. The owner also told The Daily Voice that he didn't know the cause of the fire.

Original Story:

DANBURY, Conn. - A large blaze broke out Tuesday morning at a home on Stillman Avenue, the Danbury Fire Department said.

The Danbury Fire Department confirmed it was battling a blaze on Stillman Avenue but could not comment further.

According to reports from twitter account CTNotify , the firefighters were transitioning to a defensive position on the blaze.

The twitter account, PoliceFireEMS was reporting at 9 a.m. that the fire department was calling in all volunteer firefighters to assist and that there were water pressure issues.

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