December 28, 2017




Fire heavily damages Middletown home

MIDDLETOWN – Firefighters battled a blaze in a residence at 51 Horton Avenue in Middletown Wednesday morning.

The two-alarm fire kept firefighters busy for some three hours.

“Our guys came on the scene and found heavy fire in the basement,” Fire Chief Sam Barone said. “This house is an older house and has balloon construction so it went to the first floor, second floor, all the way to the attic – followed the walls all the way up. We had about 50 guys on the scene. There were no injuries,” he said. “We made an interior attack. We’re knocking it down, but it’s just a little hard because it’s in the walls; we had to go look for it and open walls.”

 Mutual aid from area fire departments assisted Middletown firefighters at the scene.


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