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Woman, Baby Hospitalized After House Fire Breaks Out In Fairfield County

The site of the fire.
The site of the fire. Photo Credit: Stratford Fire Department

A woman and a baby were hospitalized following a two-family house fire in Fairfield County.

The fire started around 10:08 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 24, at 61 Henry Ave., in Stratford, said Stratford Assistant Fire Chief Robert Daniel.

First arriving firefighters found smoke visible coming from a third-floor bedroom window of the two-family home,  Daniel said.

The fire was contained to the room of origin and was under control in 15 minutes. 

A woman and a child were hospitalized for possible smoke inhalation following a Stratford house fire.

Stratford Professional Firefighters

Bridgeport and Milford Fire departments provided station coverage during the incident.

The 21-year-old woman and 2-month-old infant were transported to Bridgeport Hospital to be evaluated for smoke inhalation, Daniel said.

"The American Red Cross is assisting the family of five as the second-floor apartment is not habitable at this time," he added.

The origin and cause of this fire are under investigation by the Stratford Fire Marshal’s office.

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