Haddam Home Destroyed in Morning Blaze

A major structure fire in Haddam is under investigation by the local and state fire marshal's offices.


At approximately 9:37 a.m. this morning, the Haddam Volunteer Fire Company received a 911 call for a possible appliance fire, located in the kitchen area of a single-family residence at 120 Old Turnpike Road in Haddam.

Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy flames coming out from the rear of the home, and a full structure fire assignment was initiated.

Firefighters from six other departments responded with mutual aid, which included East Haddam, Killingworth, Durham, Chester, Middletown and Middletown's South District Departments.

It was reported that the homeowner suffered slight burns, but was treated and released at the scene.

Haddam Volunteer Ambulance and Chester Ambulance were on scene to provide emergency medical services.

The home sustained severe damage as a result of the fire, and may be considered a total loss.

According to Haddam Fire Marshal Scott Brookes, the preliminary investigation reveals that, "More probable than not, the fire was caused by some type of electrical failure in the kitchen area."

At this time, the cause of the blaze remains under investigation by the Haddam Fire Marshal's Office, and is being assisted by the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Information provided by Bob Norton, Public Relations Liaison for the Haddam Fire Company.


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