MONROE, CT — Firefighters responded to a house fire on Ryegate Terrace Monday morning after a neighbor saw smoke coming from behind the home around 6:30 a.m. They found flames coming from a back window, forced entry into the house and quickly contained the fire to the room of origin, according to a post on Monroe Volunteer Fire Department No. 1’s Facebook page.
“The residents were not home at the time and no one was injured,” Monroe Fire Chief Kevin Catalano said. “While fire damage was limited, the rest of the home suffered smoke damage and is not habitable, but the residents secured alternative housing.”
In addition to Monroe, volunteer firefighters from Stepney and Stevenson responded to the emergency call, along with a crew from Long Hill Fire Department. The White Hills Fire Department provided station coverage to cover any other calls in town.
Monroe police, the Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service and Fire Marshals were also on scene.
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