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House fire claims 11 year old, injures firefighter in a state trying to reverse home fire horrors

By Fred Durso, Jr. “I was shocked, stunned you know, especially hearing screams that I’ve never heard in my life. Horrific yelling,” New Britain, Connecticut, resident Steven Ayala told an NBC affiliate following a nearby home fire. Firefighters responded to the two-alarm blaze (one of them getting injured in the process) and frantically searched for 11-year-old Cade Townsend, who was trapped inside. The fire intensified, forcing firefighters to pull back. When they were able to reenter the home, they found Townsend–unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Some residents who escaped experienced other horrors before seeking safety. “The lights went off and I…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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