Off-duty firefighter rescues family from Torrington home fire

  • Source: WFSB-TV CBS Channel 3
  • Published: 10/21/2019 12:00 AM

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.


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