Fatal house fire claims the life of a woman in Stevenson

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Monroe and State Police Fire Marshals are investigating the cause of a residential blaze which claimed the life of a woman on Bagburn Hill Road Friday morning. Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, No. 1 Facebook page photo

MONROE, CT — A woman died in a house fire in the 100-block of Bagburn Hill Road Friday morning, according to firefighters who extinguished the blaze, which reported by a passerby who saw smoke coming from the house shortly after 9 a.m.

Firefighters work at the scene of a residential fire on Bagburn Hill Road Friday morning. Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, No. 1 Facebook page photo

“There were no other civilian or firefighter injuries,” Monroe Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Catalano said in a post on the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, No. 1 Inc. Facebook page. “We extend our since condolences to the family of the deceased, and we thank our mutual aid partners for their assistance in rotating out crews and providing station coverage, while on scene crews contended with the hot weather and challenging conditions inside the home.”

The Stevenson, Stepney and Monroe volunteer fire companies responded to the call and crews encountered heavy fire on the first floor, which they quickly contained, according to Catalano.

The Monroe and State Police Fire Marshals are investigating the cause. The Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, town police officers and the Monroe Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary all provided support at the scene.

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