A Newtown couple has been displaced by a fire. All of the volunteer fire companies responded to the single-family home on Brookwood Drive shortly before 8pm Thursday. The homeowners returned to find smoke coming from their house and called 911. The fire was knocked down within 15 minutes. Due to the cold, a Public Works employee was requested to the scene with a sand truck. No injuries were reported. The damage was not extensive, but firefighters say the home in uninhabitable. The American Red Cross was contacted to help the elderly couple. The fire is believed to be accidental and started near the basement. Southbury sent a crew for standby at Sandy Hook’s main station. Stepney sent a crew to Botsford’s station for coverage.