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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Fire Marshal: Exact cause likely can’t be determined in Ansonia house fire that burned woman

ANSONIA >> Investigators likely won’t be able to determine the cause of a fire late last week that damaged an Ansonia home and sent a woman to the hospital with burns.

The fire at 31 Webster Drive started around 7 p.m. Friday in the kitchen near the stove, Ansonia Fire Marshal Ralph Tingley said in a phone interview Monday.

But the fire caused so much damage to the electrical wiring near the stove that a final determination of the exact cause likely can’t be made.

Tingley said the woman wasn’t cooking at the time of the fire. She heard strange sounds coming from the rear of the stove and tried to find the source.

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