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How You Can Help the Catalde Family After A Devastating House Fire

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Sep 142016
 

Catalde fireA Go Fund Me page has been established to help residents displaced by Sept. 11 fire.

Narrative:

Bob Catalde is a long time teacher, resident, and alumni of the Amity community.

As a member of the Orange Youth Board Service and Veterans’ Association, Bob has always given back to his community.

On September 11, 2016 Bob’s home was destroyed in a house fire, leaving he and his family displaced and his home in need of rebuilding.

Bob cannot simultaneously pay the costs of a temporary rental home and his mortgage and needs our financial help.

This is our opportunity to give back to a man who has given so much of himself to our Amity community.

Please donate to help Bob and his family recover from their home fire.

BREAKING: House fire in Orange

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Mar 032015
 

RoadAt around 5:30 pm the Orange F D responded to a house fire at 260 Hemlock Hill Road off of Grassy hill Road.

Derby Fire sent a rapid intervention team and Woodbridge Fire was called to cover the town.

Flames were seen coming from the rear of the home upon arrival.

We will update as more is known.

UPDATE: Two House Fire Calls In 6 Hours Kept Volunteer Firefighters Hopping

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Feb 152015
 

The Garage and SUV damaged on Avon Drive Sunday morning.

The Garage and SUV damaged on Avon Drive Sunday morning.

What were you doing at 5:15 a.m.? The Orange Volunteer Firefighters were gearing up and rushing to a fire call — the first of two this frigid Sunday morning.

Fire Marshal Tim Smith recapped the incidents for Orange Live.

The department was toned out at 5:15 a.m. for a “house fire” on Avon Drive.

The dispatcher said the residents already had gotten out of the home.

The outside temperature was only about 19 degrees, but the winds were whipping and fresh snow flew across the roadways as the trucks made their way to the neighborhood.

First responders saw smoke and flames in the garage and found the residents out of the elements, waiting inside a car.

Medic 33 and the Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) were requested on scene.

One by one the Orange fire apparatus began to pull up, luckily, there was a fire hydrant nearby.

Smith said an upright freezer in the garage was the source of the fire, which quickly spread to other nearby items.

The homeowner was awake at that early hour when he noticed the fire, woke the other inhabitant and called 911.

He added that the firefighters used an interior attack to battle the fire. (One urgent need was a UI Crew to turn off the electricity for safety reasons)

The garage and an SUV that was parked inside sustained extensive damage and the home had smoke damage.

The good news is that no one was hurt and the fire was contained to the garage.

Second Fire Call

Just six hours after the Avon Drive fire, the Orange Volunteer Firefighters responded to 111 Cricket Lane at 11:22 a.m. for a fire inside the wall.

Again, the residents evacuated the home immediately and everyone was safe when first responders arrived.

According to Smith, this fire occurred outside the home when the resident was melting ice with propane torch.

The fire caught on shingles, and the homeowner reported that there was fire inside the wall.

According to Smith this incident resulted in some minor damage.