Southington family displaced after overnight house fire

Published on Monday, 10 February 2020 18:31


SOUTHINGTON - A local family was displaced by a Sunday night house fire.

Firefighters around 10 p.m. were dispatched to 960 East Johnson Ave., a two-story home. The house was “well involved” when units arrived, according to Assistant Fire Chief James Paul.

Multiple engines and a ladder truck were dispatched as firefighters battled the blaze.

Fortunately, Paul said, the family that lives in the home was able to evacuate before firefighters arrived.

No injuries were reported.

Paul said the home sustained extensive damage from the blaze. Firefighters were at the scene until about 2:40 a.m., Paul said.

The displaced family will stay with relatives until they figure out a permanent residency.

Paul said both the American Red Cross and Southington Social Services have offered their help to the family.

Paul, who also serves at the Southington Fire Marshal, said the cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Monday, 10 February 2020 18:31. Updated: Monday, 10 February 2020 18:34.