Four people displaced following house fire in Bristol last week

Published on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 16:06


BRISTOL -- Four people were displaced following a house fire last week in Bristol.

Firefighters said they were called last Tuesday to 169 Gridley St., a two-and-a-half story home, around 8:30 a.m. on the report of a structure fire.

The first units on scene reported seeing “light to moderate smoke” showing from the home.

The occupants reported that everyone had made it out safely, firefighters said.

According to firefighters, the blaze started in the first floor bathroom and extended to the second floor bathroom, eventually making its way to the attic.

The fire was put out within 15 minutes.

No injuries were reported.

Dep. fire Chief Robert Poggio said the first floor sustained minor fire damage and moderate smoke and water damage. The second floor had moderate fire damage, as well as substantial smoke and water damage.

The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

The damage left the home uninhabitable, according to Poggio. The American Red Cross was tapped to assist the four residents who have been temporarily left without a home.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 16:06. Updated: Wednesday, 8 September 2021 16:09.