Shelton fire crews respond to two fires within one hour

SHELTON — Fire crews responded to two separate fires in Shelton within one hour on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

No injuries were reported in either fire, according to authorities.

Shelton fire crews and police responded to reports of a working shed fire on Overlook Drive around 3:15 p.m., according to the Shelton Fire Department. Once the fire was extinguished, crews spent 30 minutes extinguishing lingering smoldering areas.

While crews operated at the scene of the first fire on Overlook Drive, a second fire was reported around 3:58 p.m. on Meadowlark Drive, authorities said.

When fire crews arrived they found no visible fire but an abnormal amount of smoke coming from an active fire in the fireplace of the occupied home, authorities said. After extinguishing the fire, they determined the chimney was clogged and used tools to dislodge the obstruction.

That home remains habitable. No firefighters received any injuries, authorities said.