Fire damages Scribner Hill Road home

A home at 42 Scribner Hill Road was heavily damaged by fire on Wednesday, March 16. The residents were not home at the time.

The Wilton Fire Department responded to the home around 4 p.m., and requested mutual aid from Weston, Westport, Ridgefield, New Canaan and Georgetown.

Weston covered Wilton fire headquarters, and the other agencies responded to the scene. Commanders also requested the New Canaan fire marshal for an investigation.

By 4:30, firefighters had knocked down the blaze, which had been in the “back corner of the home,” according to Deputy Fire Chief Mark Amatrudo. He said the initial call came in as an automatic fire alarm.

“When we got here, there was smoke coming out from throughout the house, and the house was locked. No one was home,” Amatrudo said.

Firefighters forced entry into the home through the front door, “located the fire, and within half an hour the firefighters had the fire completely under control,” he said.

“No one’s been injured; there was no one home at the time of the call,” he added.

From Wilton, six on-duty firefighters responded. Amatrudo said one other, who had been off-duty but lived close by, also came.

Fire Chief Ron Kanterman was also at the scene. Fire Lt. Tom Cassin was the incident commander.

Wilton EMS also responded, providing aid to the firefighters.

Amatrudo said he expects the home to have sustained “significant heat and smoke damage.”

“It’ll take a little bit of time for the fire marshal to get here,” Amatrudo said on Wednesday. “He’ll do his evaluation, and he’ll look for both the point of origin and, ultimately, the cause.”