An off-duty fire fighter rescued a family from their home as it caught on fire in Torrington early Saturday morning.
Off-duty firefighter, Brian Parks, rushed to the scene prior to the Fire Department arriving, officials said.
Parks safely evacuated the single-family home on location. No one was injured. Crews responded to the house fire at Country Club Rd. and began extinguishing the fire.
Upon arrival, crews knocked down a fire in the home and the garage. Crews requested a second alarm due to the severity of the fire and brought in off-duty firefighters for manpower and coverage of the city.
The Drakeville, Harwinton Westside Volunteer, and Torringford Volunteer Fire Departments were requested to staff their respective firehouse for coverage as well.