Firefighters quickly contain residential fire on Purdy Hill Road

Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, No. 1 Inc. Facebook Photo

MONROE, CT — Firefighters contained a structure fire at a home on Purdy Hill Road Thursday afternoon and determined the cause was electrical.

The Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service also responded to the emergency call, but fortunately there were no injuries, according to Monroe Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Catalano.

At 3 p.m., a Purdy Hill Road resident, living near Monroe Turnpike, reported smoke inside the home, according to a post on the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, No. 1 Inc. Facebook page Friday morning.

The first arriving firefighters encountered an active fire in the walls and ceiling and upgraded the call to a full structure fire response. The fire was quickly contained and damage was limited to a section of the lower level family room and the living room above.

A portion of Purdy Hill Road was closed by police for just over an hour. Approximately 30 firefighters responded.

Aside from the town’s volunteers, the White Hills Fire Department responded for RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) and the Long Hill Fire Department covered the town in the event of other fire calls. The response also included firefighters from Stepney Fire Department and Stevenson Volunteer Fire Company.

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