1 Dead and 2 Injured in Somers House Fire
Somers, CT (March 29, 2019): On Thursday, March 28, 2019 at approximately 6:28 p.m., Troopers from Troop C-Tolland responded to a report of a residential structure fire in the area of 60 Juniper Hill Road in the town of Somers, Connecticut.
Upon the arrival of Troopers and Firefighters, heavy fire and smoke was observed emanating from the rear of the occupied structure. Several occupants of the house were able to safely escape the blaze; however one occupant of the residence was discovered to be unaccounted for. During suppression activities, Firefighters located human remains on the first floor of the residence.
State Police-Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit (FEIU) was requested to respond to the scene to assist local fire marshals with determining the cause and origin of the fire. Detectives from the Connecticut State Police-Eastern District Major Crimes Squad (EDMCS) also responded to the scene and will also assist in the investigation.
As a result of the confirmed fatality, the Medical Examiner’s Office was requested to respond to the scene and will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The identity of the deceased will be provided pending the notification of the next of kin and completion of the Medical Examiner’s autopsy.
Further information relating to this case will be disseminated as it becomes available.