At 7:34 a.m. on Tuesday the Easton 911 Center received a call from a person stating that their house at 15 Hayes Street was on fire and that people were still inside the house.
The Easton 911 Center immediately alerted the Easton Volunteer Fire Department as well as the Easton Police Department and Easton Emergency Medical Service. Per a predetermined plan, the Easton 911 Center automatically alerted surrounding towns for mutual aid fire department tankers.
When the police arrived at the scene, one member of the family was inside the house attempting to extinguish the flames, which were located on the second floor of the home. The person exited the house by himself but sustained serious burn and smoke injuries and was transported to Bridgeport Hospital’s Burn Center by Easton EMS for treatment. All other members of the household exited the home without injury, according to Easton Police Captain Jonathan Arnold.
This fire is under investigation by the Easton Fire Marshals Office. A cause has not yet been determined.
Easton would like to thank our emergency service partners from the Botsford Fire Deptartment of Newtown, Stepney Fire Department of Monroe, Long Hill Fire Deptartment of Trumbull, the Redding Fire Deptartment and Weston Fire Department for their response.