Fire in Kent

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Update 9:52 a.m.:

Eric Epstein, Kent Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief, said the fire at Club GetAway was in small camp cabins clustered close together. One cabin was completely destroyed, a second had heavy damage with minor damage to the siding on a third building.

There were seven people in the first cabin when the fire broke out, a counselor and mid-teen campers. All were safely evacuated.

“The cabins are in close proximity,” Epstein said. “So the fire spread quickly from one cabin to the next. We were able to keep the third cabin with only very minor damage to siding on one side of cabin. The scene was under control in 35 minutes.”

Club GetAway is a private camp ground. The Kent fire marshal is still on the scene with the state fire marshal coming to the site.

 

Update 9:04 a.m.: Guests were quickly evacuated by staff when fire was reported.

The Kent Volunteer Fire Department along with other mutual aid companies responded to the fire, according to a press release given by Club GetAway.

The fire remains under investigation by the Kent Fire Marshal’s Office.

Update 8:29 a.m.: Two cabins have been destroyed, one cabin has been damaged by flames.

Local firefighters are responding to a fire at Club GetAway in Kent.

Three cabins have been involved in the flame, said Litchfield State dispatcher.

The fire has been under control since 7:48 a.m. and no injuries are reported at this time.

Club GetAway is a 300-acre property on a lake, located at 59 South Kent Road.

No details on how the fire was started have come out yet.

More information to come.

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Skyler Magnoli

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