Officials Look for Cause of Fatal House Fire
WETHERSFIELD - A fire at a Wethersfield home left one fatality early Monday morning.
A second person was taken to the hospital for injuries caused by the blaze at 93 Glenwood Drive. The victims have not yet been identified.
Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 1:20 a.m. They arrived at the scene to find that one person had already evacuated the residence.
“There was one individual who had gotten herself out of the house and confirmed for us when we arrived that there was still someone trapped inside,” said Wethersfield Volunteer Fire Department Captain Paul Thompson.
Firefighters worked simultaneously to put out the flames while searching the house for the individual, whose body was eventually discovered. The fire had covered almost the entire house, according to Thompson, who was amongst the first responders.
“There was very, very heavy involvement of fire throughout the structure on our arrival,” he said.
The fire was put out by 2:20 a.m. Both Wethersfield and state fire marshals were still at the scene late Monday morning trying to determine what set the blaze off, Thompson said.
The Wethersfield Volunteer Fire Department was assisted by crews from Rocky Hill and Cromwell.
“We requested mutual aid to assist at the scene, and also to provide manpower at our fire house in case another call came in,” Thompson said.