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Local, state officials investigate New Fairfield fire

April 5, 2019

NEW FAIRFIELD — Local and state officials are investigating the cause of a blaze at a Route 39 home Thursday afternoon.

Emergency personnel responded to the structure fire at 117 Route 39 a little before 2 p.m.

Thick smoke spewed out of the house as firefighters from New Fairfield, Sherman and Danbury worked to put out the flames.

New Fairfield police and EMS also responded to the scene, and fire police were requested to control traffic on Route 39.

The fire was knocked down at 3:22 p.m. and no injuries were reported.

The fire is being investigated by New Fairfield Fire Marshal’s Office with the assistance of the Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit, Fire Marshal Derrek Guertin said Friday.

The New Fairfield fire chief could not be reached for comment.

The house fire was the second in the area on Thursday. Firefighters also extinguished flames at a house on Segar Mountain Road in Kent.

The National Weather Service warned Thursday windy and dry conditions could lead to the “rapid spread” of wildfires.

kendra.baker@hearst.com