Firefighters Respond to Early Morning Fire in Berkshire Corporate Park
The following is a press release from the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.–
—BETHEL, CT., Nov 29 2011
This morning at 6:11am the Stony Hill and Bethel Volunteer FD’s responded to 6 Berkshire Blvd in the Berkshire Corporate Park for smoke in the building. Upon arrival of Stony Hill Engine 3, a moderate smoke condition was found in the lower level of the 3 story office building. Firefighters found a large Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) on fire in the electrical room. Firefighter shut the power off to the unit and used a dry chemical fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire.
Due to the size of the building and smoke condition, crews remained on scene for approximately 1.5 hours to secure the scene and remove the smoke from the building. Units operating included Stony Hill’s Engine 3, Engine 1, Rescue 2 and Bethel FD’s Engine 6. Approximately 15 volunteer firefighters operated at the scene.
The fire appears to have been an accidental fire in the electrical system of the UPS device.
Thomas E. Galliford
Emergency Management Director
One School Street
Bethel, CT 06801