During the thunder and lightning of last night’s rain storm, the Weston Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Georgetown Road, and an alarm call at Weston High School.
Around 8:48 p.m. last night, July 3, the Weston Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call with a report of a “shed fire” at 208 Georgetown Road, according to Weston Deputy Fire Chief Terry Blake.
The first arriving fire department unit found an unoccupied two-story barn on the property fully engulfed in flames.
An exterior fire attack was implemented and firefighters battled the blaze, but within minutes the building collapsed, according to Mr. Blake.
The fire was quickly extinguished while firefighters conducted an extensive overhaul to put out some remaining hot spots and small fires concealed within the collapse.
The Wilton Fire Department responded with mutual aid with a tanker and Weston EMS and Weston Police Department assisted at the scene.
No injuries were reported and the Weston Fire Marshal is investigating the cause. All units cleared the scene at 10:53 p.m. Georgetown Road was closed during the duration of the incident.
According to the Weston Tax Assessor’s field cards, the property is owned by Ryszard Rakowski and Katarzyna Jarmoc.
High school alarm
The fire department also responded to a fire alarm at Weston High School during the Georgetown Road incident. The alarm was a malfunction, but fire personnel found a large amount of rain water in the school where a construction project is going on.
School maintenance personnel was notified and responded to mitigate the situation, Mr. Blake said.