Stratford officials probe fatal electrical fire

Stratford firefighters are investigating a small electrical fire that left a 51-year-old man dead last night. Officials say George Kalina died while trying to extinguish

STRATFORD - Stratford firefighters are investigating a small electrical fire that left a 51-year-old man dead last night. Officials say George Kalina died while trying to extinguish a small fire at 857 Birdseye St. They say Kalina likely panicked and over-exerted himself as he battled the flames. The 51-year-old managed to put out the fire, but apparently died shortly thereafter. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire and have deemed the home too dangerous for occupancy.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say an argument over a dirt bike 1 Police: Argument ends with at least 3 people being shot
Crossfit isn't just for the gym, according to 2 Ready, Set, Fit: Crossfit at home
Nassau Police are investigating another Carvel robbery, this 3 Police: Carvel robbed at knifepoint in Westbury
News 12's Elisa DiStefano and Newsday's Anne Bratskeir 4 Spring fashion: All about the sleeves
The Trinity Catholic boys basketball team won the 5 Team of the Week: Trinity Catholic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE