New Canaan firefighters, police and EMTs were joined by fire units from Norwalk, Wilton and Vista, N.Y. to address an upper-story fire at 6 River St. on Feb. 17, 2017. Credit: Michael Dinan
New Canaan firefighters on Friday afternoon responded to a structure fire in the upper story of a River Street duplex.
Smoke wafted from an attic ventilation grate and opened window of the fire at 6 River St., the northern half of a duplex at the corner of Brushy Ridge Road.
An occupant of the 1970-built duplex phoned 9-1-1 at about 1:46 p.m. to report the fire, according to officials on scene. No one was hurt and it wasn’t immediately clear what started the fire, officials said.
In addition to the New Canaan Fire Department, New Canaan Police Department and New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, responding units include those from the Wilton, Norwalk and Vista, N.Y.
Firefighters arriving on scene saw smoke pushing out of what was discovered to be a very small attic space at the home, which tax records show to have hardwood floors and a wood shingle exterior. The 2,000-square-foot residence got a new roof in 2009, according to a search of building permits issued for the property.
Traffic crawled by on Route 123 as motorists slowed to view the scene, clearly visible from the state road.
NewCanaanite.com will have more information on the fire as it becomes available.