‘It’s a proud moment.’ Firefighter helps Trumbull family and pets escape house fire
It was a close call for a Trumbull family of four and their three dogs when their home caught on fire while they were asleep – until a local firefighter sprang into action.
Police said the fire broke out early Sunday morning on Haviland Drive when Shaun Bogen, a town highway worker and firefighter with the Long Hill Fire Company, was plowing his normal route after the weekend storm and saw the flames.
"I hit the airhorn at the front of my truck a bunch of times while I was calling 911,” said Bogen. “Ran to the front door and started to bang to get everyone up and out of the house."
Bogen was at the right place at the right time, which helped responding fire crews get to the fire before it caused even more damage.
"It's nice to know that it was my route. I was able to see the house,” said Bogen.
"It's a proud moment when your firefighter does something to save a life. It's very proud," said Fire Chief Greg Sanfanandre.
Everyone was able to get out with no injuries. There was no word yet on the cause of the fire that left significant damage to the garage, roof and a pickup truck.