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06/26/2015 12:00 AM

Area Fire Crews Respond to House, Vehicle Fires in Deep River

Firefighters in Deep River responded to the report of what they thought was a vehicle fire on River Road only to discover that there were two fires to fight shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25.

According to a post on the Deep River Fire Department's Facebook page, the fire at 83 River Road appears to have started in a contractor's truck which had been parked right next to the home. The fire spread to the the exterior and then interior of the home.  The contractors removed the truck prior to the arrival of fire crews, leaving two fires for firefighters to extinguish.

Firefighters pumped water from the nearby Connecticut River to extinguish the flames.

Mutual aid was provided by crews from Essex, Chester, Westbrook and Old Saybrook.