A former Brookfield volunteer firefighter driving through Danbury yesterday afternoon saw a fire and took action to extinguish it. Danbury Assistant Fire Chief Mark Omasta says a 911 call was made about a porch fire on Cel Bret Drive and firefighters were dispatched.
(Photo: Mark Omasta, DFD)
In the meantime, passersby Drew Osgood grabbed a neighbor's garden hose and held the fire in check until firefighters arrived. The flames were starting to spread toward the attic area of the single family home. The house suffered damage to the rear deck, along with the outer layers of the house and into the edge of the roof area.
There were no injuries. The Danbury Fire Marshals Office is investigating. The Ridgefield Fire Department responded with mutual aide.
Deputy Chief Bernie Meehan credits Osgood with quick thinking that prevented a certain disaster.