Posts Tagged ‘ Fire ’

Local volunteer firefighter charged with early June dumpster fire

August 20, 2014
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Local volunteer firefighter charged with early June dumpster fire

A local volunteer firefighter was arrested for starting a dumpster fire in the Raya Clinic parking lot in early June. On Wednesday, August 20, , 24, of 146 South St., third floor, Bristol, surrendered to police after learning there was a warrant out for his arrest. According to the arrest warrant, Newman, a volunteer firefighter…

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Town, SFD sued over fatal June fire

August 6, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The family of a teen who died in fire at Summer Brook Apartments in June has filed a lawsuit against the town and the Southington Fire Department for negligence. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Kristen Milano, 19, refers to the performance of the Southington Fire Department as a failure.…

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Teenager charged in connection with Sunday’s fatal fire on Darling Street

June 24, 2014
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Teenager charged in connection with Sunday’s fatal fire on Darling Street

A Southington teenager was arrested earlier this evening in connection with Sunday’s fatal fire on Darling Street. Southington police arrested , 18, of 244 Westwood Rd., at 5 p.m. this evening. He was charged with first degree manslaughter and three counts of first degree reckless endangerment. Morelli was released after posting a $150,000 bond. He…

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Death in apartment fire ruled a homicide

June 23, 2014
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Death in apartment fire ruled a homicide

The death of a 19-year-old woman in an apartment fire in Southington has been ruled a homicide, the state Chief Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday. The agency determined that Kristen Milano died of smoke inhalation in Sunday’s blaze at the Summer Brook Apartments. Authorities, however, would not say why they thought Milano’s death was a…

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Man jumps out of window to escape fire

May 7, 2014
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Man jumps out of window to escape fire

A Summer Ridge man is in stable condition after he jumped from a second floor window to escape a fire. On Sunday, May 4, the Southington Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 250 Summer Ridge. The as of yet unidentified man jumped out of the second floor window of unit 28 and…

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Survey aimed at fire safety

March 22, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Fire Department has recently established a new home fire safety survey program that aims to help keep residents safe. “It’s part of our community risk reduction program,” said firefighter Eric D’Arcy about the voluntary program. “It’s a prevention strategy.” The survey involves having a firefighter come through your home,…

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Fire Dept. obtains new compressor

April 7, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Fire Department recently acquired a new high pressure breathing air compressor, thanks to a grant. The compressor, which fills the air packs the firefighters wear into a fire, was obtained through an Assistance to Firefighters grant. The grant covered 90 percent of the compressor’s $56,000 price tag. The town…

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Opening the charter; Commission formed by party vote

March 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Town Council has decided to open the charter, establishing a new Charter Revision Commission, following a strict party line vote Monday night. All six Republicans voted in favor of the commission, while the Council’s three Democrats voted against it. Five people were named to the commission, three Republicans and two…

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September 27, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor   An early morning fire has displaced three businesses along the Southington/Plainville line. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, a fire broke out in the back area of Jitter’s Café, causing extensive fire and smoke damage. “The kitchen was fully involved,” said Southington Fire Chief Harold Clark. Clark said the kitchen had jutted…

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Rex Forge oil spill was contained

August 8, 2012
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Rex Forge oil spill was contained

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The devastating fire at Rex Forge and the subsequent oil spill into the nearby Quinnipiac River was contained by state and local officials by the next day. The July 31 fire started shortly before 8 a.m. T he first fire units arrived to find a heavy fire engulfing a portion…

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