TORRINGTON — An off-duty firefighter is being credited with rescuing a Connecticut family from their burning home.
Torrington fire Chief Peter Towey says off-duty firefighter Brian Parks arrived at the scene of the fire at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday before the rest of the department and safely evacuated the residents.
No one was injured.
Towey says the blaze started in the garage and spread to the single-family home.
Crews requested a second alarm due to the severity of the fire and brought in off-duty firefighters.
The Drakeville, Harwinton Westside Volunteer, and Torringford Volunteer Fire Departments provided mutual aid.
The displaced residents are staying with relatives.
The cause remains under investigation.