Wilton fire burns for 12 hours

A Wilton man is questioning Connecticut Light & Power's response time after a fire burned in his yard for about 12 hours yesterday.High winds knocked

WILTON - A Wilton man is questioning Connecticut Light & Power's response time after a fire burned in his yard for about 12 hours yesterday.

High winds knocked down a power line into Tom Ricketts' yard on Newtown Turnpike sparking a small fire.

Ricketts said firefighters told him they couldn't put it out until CL&P shut off electricity, something that took them 12 hours to do.

CL&P says there were many incidents over the weekend because of the wind and they responded to "high priority" situations first.

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