Weather alert: Flood watches and a flood warning have been posted for parts of the state,  including minor flooding along the Connecticut River. I  And a freeze warning has been posted for parts of the state through Thursday morning.


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Temperatures Make For Difficult Morning For Firefighters

Hartford firefighters were called to two separate commercial building fires early Tuesday morning — one in the South End and one in the North End.


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Officials Warn Of Winter Fire Dangers

Statistics show there are more home fires during the winter months than at any other point in the year. In addition, a good many of those blazes are sparked by alternative heat sources–things like electric […]


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Fire Displaces Elderly and Disabled Residents

PLAINFIELD, Conn.(CBS Connecticut)  A smoky  fire  drove the  elderly and disabled residents from their home at Lawton House on Babcock Avenue  in Plainfield late Friday afternoon. Plainfield First Selectman Paul Sweet says  fire damage was […]



Hartford Girl Credited With Saving Family From Fire

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A 17-year-old Hartford girl is being hailed as a hero for saving her family from a fire. Antwana Tulley told WFSB-TV (http://bit.ly/IXRjSH ) that something woke her up at about 3 […]


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Officials Urge Fire Safety During Holiday and Winter Seasons

The cold weather months and the holiday season in particular is a busy one for fire departments. Those with the Connecticut Fire Academy are preaching safety with holiday decorations and alternative heating systems. Alan Zygmunt, […]


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Eight Displaced In House Fire

Eight people were displaced in a Wednesday house fire in Bridgeport.


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Homeowner Dies, Five Injured In Fast-Spreading Kitchen Fire

MONROE, Conn. (AP) _ A 72-year-old homeowner has died following a house fire that injured five others, including four firefighters. The Connecticut Post reports that Frederick Rice died Sunday at Bridgeport Hospital. Five others, a […]


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Fire Marshal Investigates Blaze At Pomfret Church

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of a blaze that destroyed the historic First Congregational Church of Pomfret.


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Random Drug Testing In New Firefighter Contract

Waterbury officials and the union representing firefighters have agreed to a new three-year contract that includes pay raises and random drug testing.