Fire displaces two borough residents


NAUGATUCK — A fire caused heavy damage to a home on Beacon Valley Road on Saturday afternoon, displacing two residents.

Firefighters responded to a fire at 879 Beacon Valley Road at about 4:30 p.m. Heavy smoke was coming from the single-family home when firefighters arrived at the scene. Beacon Hose Co. No. 1 responded to the scene to provide mutual aid.

The fire started in the basement and extended to the first floor, Fire Chief Paul Russell said. Firefighters got the fire under control in 15 minutes and conducted extensive overhaul for about an hour due to fire getting into the walls, Russell said.

“The firefighters on scene all did a tremendous job and were able to extinguish the fire quickly,” Russell said.

A man and woman live in the house, Russell said. The man was home and treated on the scene by Naugatuck Ambulance for smoke inhalation.

The basement sustained heavy fire damage and there was extensive smoke damage throughout the home, officials said. The home is uninhabitable. The American Red Cross provided care for the residents to address their immediate needs.

Waterbury and Prospect firefighters provided coverage at the firehouse.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire appears to be accidental, Russell said.