PLYMOUTH - A 58-year-old man was severely burned in a garage fire during Tuesday’s snowstorm.
Firefighters responded to 16 Crescent St., in the Terryville section of town, shortly before 5 p.m. on the report of an active structure fire. When police and firefighters arrived, they found a man suffering from serious burns to his hands and face.
Fire Marshal Raymond Kovaleski said the cause of the fire is being investigated by his office, Plymouth police and the state Fire Marshal Office.
According to Kovaleski, the 58-year-old man, a resident of the property who has not been identified, was in the detached garage when the flames broke out. He was initially taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, and has since been taken to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital.
Kovaleski said the man’s condition is unclear, adding that his injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
“He was burned pretty bad,” the fire marshal said.
Firefighters did “the best first aid” they could until an ambulance arrived, said Terryville Fire Chief Mark Sekorski.
A Chevy Cavalier inside the garage was completely destroyed. The garage is also a total loss.
The roads were “fairly clear” when fire trucks got to the road.
Firefighters had chains on the trucks and are trained to deal with the snowy conditions they had to face, the chief added.
“It’s winter in New England,” said Sekorski.
The house’s owners are listed as Rita and Worden Day. Worden “Wordy” Day, who is in his 90s, is a former volunteer firefighter, who spent 46 years with the Terryville Volunteer Fire Department, retiring at age 65.
Staff writer Susan Corica contributed to this story.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.