A fire gutted a city home Thursday night, displacing four people in the process, according to fire officials.
Deputy Chief David Tripp said a fire was reported at 2 Pulaski St. around 10 p.m.
Firefighters arrived to find smoke pouring out of the first-floor windows of the two-and-a-half story home, according to Tripp.
Tripp said the fire was contained to the first floor of the home, but there was “moderate smoke damage” throughout the building.
No injuries were reported.
The American Red Cross was contacted to assist four residents displaced by the fire. The Torrington Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the origin and cause of the fire.
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Sunday was a quiet night for first responders at the Guilford Fire Department.
Ashley Vargoshe, a medic and firefighter who is one of the department’s newest recruits, was wrapping up her first full 24-hour shift, which she said had been mostly standard.
Then, just before 5:30 a.m. Monday, that not-ever-unexpected call came in.
Within minutes, Vargoshe found herself in the home of a Guilford family, delivering a healthy baby boy.
The family could not be reached for comment.
It’s not uncommon for paramedics to respond to maternity-related calls, according to Guilford fire Capt. Brian Manware.
The Guilford department receives a “handful” of them, he said.
But because it’s preferable to have a child in a hospital, baby deliveries are less common, Manware said.
Dozens of people were forced to evacuate their homes in Rocky Hill earlier today after a gas leak.
It was a close call at Westage condominiums Thursday afternoon.
The Rocky Hill Fire Department was called to the area along Carillon Drive for reports of the strong smell of gas in the air around 4 p.m. Fire officials quickly determined a construction crew hit a gas line while working.
Residents had to stand outside their homes as the gas leak caused 8 buildings -- containing 32 homes -- to be evacuated.
Pam Martin said she came home from work to find her usually quiet apartment complex blocked off by the fire department.
“I was a little scared because I do have animals at home, a couple parrots and cats and more worried for their safety and if they were ok,” Martin said.
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A local non-profit agency presented Vernon first-responders with some special gifts Thursday.
The intent, organizers of Opportunity Works said, was to "Give something back to some people who have been there for us."
Opportunity Works Connecticut, Inc. is a non-profit agency located in the Rockville section of Vernon that supports people with intellectual and physical disabilities in Eastern Connecticut. The agency assists clients with finding "meaningful vocational activities and/or gainful employment opportunities that fit with their personal goals."
The motto is, " We work together to foster a sense of respect and dignity which enables our participants to work and live with quality of life."
Police officers, municipal administrators and fire and ems officials gathered at Opportunity Works to accept the gifts — bird feeders made by the clients.