Controlled burn planned for Shelton home after fireworks discovery

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SHELTON — Authorities plan to conduct a controlled burn of a Shelton residence on June 27 after discovering a large cache of fireworks during a fire response last week.

On June 22 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Shelton Fire Department and police responded to a residential fire at 7 Bruce Dr. The occupants had safely evacuated before emergency personnel arrived.

Firefighters encountered a blaze concentrated in the garage area, where they discovered numerous fireworks actively igniting as they worked to suppress the flames.

The fire also affected the lower level of the home.

The Shelton Police Detective Bureau and Fire Marshal’s Office, assisted by the Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit, investigated the cause and origin of the fire.

Officials located a substantial quantity of firework displays in the garage and basement.

Due to safety concerns, authorities secured the residence pending further investigation.

After assessing the situation, officials determined the fireworks could not be safely removed.

The Shelton Police Department and Fire Marshal’s Office obtained a court order to conduct a controlled burn of the residence to mitigate potential hazards.

A Code Red message has been sent to area residents regarding the planned activity.

Media responding to the scene are requested to enter through Richards Blvd. and remain 500 feet from Bruce Dr.

Authorities expect to make an arrest as part of the ongoing investigation.

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