Family displaced following fire in Milford home

The fire broke out at the home located on Amber Drive around 11:20 p.m. Monday.

Nicole Alarcon Soares and Angelica Toruno

Feb 6, 2024, 1:22 PM

Updated 128 days ago


A family was left devastated after losing their home in a fire in Milford.
The homeowner said it was just after 11 p.m. on Monday when his son woke him out of his sleep, yelling about flames coming from the side of the home.
The father and son grabbed the family dog and headed out of the home. His first instinct was to try to use the garden hose.
He said his wife was in a complete state of shock when it happened, which caused her to take longer to come out of the house.
She was taken to the hospital to get checked for smoke inhalation.
The family moved from Chicago and were residing at the house on Amber Drive for the past 24 years.
"We were on scene for a good two to three hours, and the fire marshal's division just cleared up around 6 a.m. this morning," said Milford Fire Chief Adam Hansen.
Fire officials said a frozen fire hydrant made it harder for them to knock down the fire. 
Battalion Chief Hansen commended the firefighters who responded.
"It's always in the back of our mind. We are responding to a fire assuming that the primary hydrant that we try to tap into is going to be frozen so that we are already prepared to seek out that secondary hydrant," said Hansen.
Officials said The Red Cross is assisting the family.
The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Milford Fire Marshals Office.

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