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Fire chief to call it a career

NAUGATUCK — Fire Chief Ken Hanks has fond memories of his grandfather bringing him and his brother to the Naugatuck Fire Department headquarters downtown when they were children. Hanks grew…

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Firefighters reflect on time in borough

NAUGATUCK — They will tell you, to a person, that being a career firefighter is not for everyone. Firefighters work nights and weekends. They leave their families on holidays to…

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Firefighters leaving over retirement concerns

NAUGATUCK — A change in retirement plans is being pointed to as the catalyst for an exodus of firefighters from the Naugatuck Fire Department. The trend was a topic of…

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Fire ravages Naugatuck home

NAUGATUCK — Five cats were killed in a house fire on Diamond Street Tuesday. Firefighters responded to a fire at 19 Diamond St. at 11 a.m. All the people inside…

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Charger causes small fire

NAUGATUCK — Firefighters responded to a small fire at 38 Cherry St. at 1 a.m. Saturday. Fire Chief Ken Hanks said a battery charger for a power tool overheated and…

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Tree falls on car, home

NAUGATUCK — A tree fell on a house and car at 15 Melbourne Court on Sunday night. Fire Chief Ken Hanks said the tree fell at about 7 p.m. during…

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Brush fire extends to shed

NAUGATUCK — A brush fire extended into a gardening shed in the backyard of 12 Fairwood Road on Sunday, Fire Capt. Vincent Healy said. The fire, called in at 3:21…

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Fire destroys Prospect home

PROSPECT — A discarded cigarette may have caused a fire that destroyed a home at 4 Old Schoolhouse Road on Sunday. The fire was called in at 4:30 p.m. by…

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Condo fire displaces families

NAUGATUCK — Two families were displaced in a blaze at an apartment complex on Barn Finch Circle on Wednesday evening. The fire started on the back porch of 28 Barn…

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Fire department holds honor ceremony

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Fire Department held an awards and honor ceremony April 8 in the St. Francis Church hall. Lt. John Debisschop III, John Debisschop II and Jason Behuniak…