Shed fire in Plymouth nearly catches house on fire

Published on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 16:25


PLYMOUTH - A shed fire nearly caught an entire house ablaze on Wednesday in Plymouth. 

Terryville firefighters were dispatched to 404 Main St. around 1:40 p.m. after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting that the back of the two-story home was on fire. 

Chief Mark Sekorski said a metal shed that’s connected to the home caught on fire and was spotted by an off-duty firefighter from Waterbury. Around the same time, the homeowner arrived.

“A minute or two more and the whole thing would have been burning,” Sekorski said, adding that the shed fire was put out with a garden hose before it could extend to the home. 

The fire left some char marks on the rear of the home, but Sekorski said it could have been a lot worse in a matter of minutes.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters used an industrial fan to vent the home and make sure it was clear of any smoke.

The Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 16:25. Updated: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 16:27.