Pets perish in Southington fire

Published on Friday, 9 June 2017 21:23


SOUTHINGTON - Two pets were killed during a house fire Friday morning.

Firefighters responded to 11 Todd Road at about 8:45 a.m. to find heavy smoke and fire on the first floor of the home.

A dog and a cat were pulled from the house. Firefighters tried to revive the animals, but they did not survive.

Other than the animals, no one else was home when the blaze broke out. No other injuries were reported.

The fire took about half an hour to put out, but not before it spread from the first floor to the home’s second floor, damaging the attic as well.

Among the home’s three occupants includes local firefighter Anthony Esteves. He was on one of the engines that responded to the call.

It is unclear if the fire damage will displace the residents.

The cause of the blaze is still being investigated by the fire marshal.

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

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News, Southington Herald, Bristol on Friday, 9 June 2017 21:23. Updated: Friday, 9 June 2017 21:26.