House fire displaces family of 5 in Danbury

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DANBURY — Another family on the city’s west side has been displaced after a fire ripped through their home Wednesday morning.

Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at a Driftway Road residence shortly before 8 a.m.

After finding a heavily involved log home at the scene, mutual aid was requested from nearby towns.

Danbury firefighters battled the blaze with help from New Fairfield firefighters, while Ridgefield provided station coverage at the Mill Plain Road firehouse.

After Eversource shut off power to the house, the fire was knocked down and overhaul commenced around 8:20 a.m., according to dispatch reports.

Danbury Fire Department spokesperson Jamie Gagliardo said no one was injured, but those who were inside the house when the fire broke out were evaluated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation.

“Three adults and two children are being assisted by The Red Cross because they won’t be able to reoccupy (the house),” Gagliardo said.

The Driftway Road blaze marked the second house fire in Danbury’s west side in three days. On Sunday, seven people were displaced after a fire damaged their home on Boulevard Drive.

The cause of both fires is being investigated by the Danbury Fire Marshal’s Office.