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One person badly injured as fire destroys home in Byram section of Greenwich
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November 2, 2020

GREENWICH — One person was badly injured at a residential fire on the 160 block of North Water Street on Monday morning, and the home was destroyed, according to fire officials.

The person was rushed by ambulance to the hospital, suffering with burns and smoke inhalation, according to Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Zack.

Firefighters responded to the three-story structure in the Byram section of town at 11:15 a.m. Monay and faced a number of challenges, he said.

“The heavy wind was making the situation a lot worse,” said Zack.

The house sustained major damage — “We had fire throughout three floors,” the deputy fire chief said.

Firefighters had a hard time entering the residence due to a number of household items and “obstacles” inside the structure, Zack said. Firefighters withdrew from the initial entry and worked to put out the fire from outside as a safety precaution, he said.

“We got pushed back, there were obstacles,” he said. “We did the best we could.”

About eight fire apparatuses, as well as support vehicles, came from all over town to fight the fire.

One other person was at the property and managed to escape the burning home safely, Zack said. No firefighters were injured in the operation, he said.

There was no initial indication of what might have started the fire. Police and the fire marshal’s office were working at the site late into the afternoon.

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