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Commercial Structure Fire in Bethel Damages Numerous Businesses on Greenwood Avenue

Report by Paula Antolini, October 15, 2020, 3:22PM EDT

Bethel Fire & EMS and Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company on the scene of a commercial structure fire today, October 15, 2020, that damaged numerous businesses in the Grosso’s Corner shopping center. Photo ©2020 BETHEL ADVOCATE News Media / Paula Antolini.

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Bethel Fire & EMS and Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company are on the scene of a commercial structure fire at Grosso’s Corner shopping center at 274 Greenwood Avenue, at the intersection of Griswold Avenue, across from Bethel Music Center and the now-closed Bethel Cinema.

Multiple businesses were damaged besides Bethel Upholstery, located at 270 Greenwood Avenue. Other businesses in the center are Tri-Star Graphics, Pretty Little Things Consignment, Stone Works Custom Marble and Granite, and The Willows Massage and Wellness Center.

We do not yet know to what extent the businesses were damaged but firefighters were tearing out parts of the roof and breaking out windows in order to contain the fire.

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Bethel Fire Department cuts a hole in the roof of the Bethel Upholstery building
during a commercial structure fire today, October 15, 2020, that damaged
numerous businesses in the Grosso’s Corner shopping center.
Video ©2020 BETHEL ADVOCATE News Media / Paula Antolini.

Bethel Fire Departments working to contain the fire in the Bethel Upholstery business and other first floor businesses during a commercial structure fire today, October 15, 2020, that damaged numerous businesses in the Grosso’s Corner shopping center.
Video ©2020 BETHEL ADVOCATE News Media / Paula Antolini.

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Danbury Fire Department CT report:

Earlier today Truck 2, Car 61, Car 30, and Squad 7 responded mutual aid to Bethel Fire & EMS fire district for a commercial structure fire. Truck 2 assisted with roof operations while Engine 22 assisted with the interior attack. Car 30 and Car 61 worked closely with Bethel Car 1 in the command post. All crews made quick work of this stubborn fire. While crews were operating at the scene Danbury Volunteer Fire Department and Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company Truck 1 covered the City of Danbury.

UPDATE October 15, 2020, Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company:

Today at approximately 11:45am Bethel & Stony Hill Firefighters were alerted to a structure fire in an upholstery shop on Greenwood Ave. Units found heavy fire in the ceilings in the upstairs unit. Mutual aid responded to scene including Danbury Fire Department – CTBrookfield Volunteer Fire CompanyWest Redding Volunteer Fire Department and Danbury Squad 7. There were no injuries and the cause is under investigation by the Bethel Emergency Management & Fire Marshal.

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