New Milford house fire started in garbage can

May 22, 2019

NEW MILFORD — The fire that displaced a family of four on Sunny Valley Road last week started in a trash can — but the cause of the blaze has been ruled undetermined.

Firefighters responded to a fire at 77 Sunny Valley Road the evening of May 13, and reported heavy smoke inside the 1,489-square-foot home.

The Fire Marshal’s Office launched an investigation once the flames were knocked down just after 9 p.m.

“The investigation has concluded, and the cause is undetermined [as] to what started the fire in the garbage can in the bedroom,” Fire Marshal Brian Ohmen said.

The four adults who lived in the house received assistance from the Red Cross.

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