Occupants try to extinguish fire at Utica Street home

A Utica Street home suffered extensive damage after a fire broke out in the garage Saturday at about 1 p.m.

Milford Fire dispatch received multiple 911 calls reporting a garage fire inside a single family residence at 10 Utica Street at 1 p.m. Saturday, according to Battalion Chief Anthony Fabrizi.

Firefighters from Quint 3, Engine 4, Engine 7, Engine 1, Tower 1, Medic 1 and Car 4 responded to the scene.

First arriving firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire that originated from the garage area, and extended into the main floor and attic space prior to their arrival, Fabrizi said.

“Fire crews made an aggressive interior attack with multiple hose lines, bringing the blaze under control quickly,” he said. “The [house] suffered extensive fire, smoke and water damage, rendering it untenable. No injuries were reported.”

Five people were inside the home at the time and tried to extinguish the fire with a garden hose by opening the garage doors.

“This in turn caused the fire to spread quickly,” Fabrizi said.

The American Red Cross arrived on scene to assist the occupants through the recovery process.

Milford’s Fire Marshal’s division is investigating, and a cause has yet to be determined.