Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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WOODBURY CT – Nearly 50 firefighters from the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Dept and four neighboring Connecticut towns contained a fire that destroyed a home in the early hours of New Year’s Da...
Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
On Thanksgiving eve, the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department responded to a MVA accident when a BMW left Middle Road Tpke, crossed over Route 6, and crashed through the Garden’s assembled Christm...
WOODBURY – The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department extinguished an electrical transformer fire that briefly caused evacuation of 11 units in the Woodlake development Sunday night November 24th. ...
Monday, December 31st, 2018
During the year 2019, the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department responded to 344 total calls with an average of 11 firefighters rolling out each time.Fire (flame involved fires) 15False Alarms - 123Every...
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New Years Day Fire - Guts home
Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

WOODBURY CT – Nearly 50 firefighters from the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Dept and four neighboring Connecticut towns contained a fire that destroyed a home in the early hours of New Year’s Day at 329 Washington Rd., Route 47, Woodbury. “The team effort putting the wet on the red was amazing,” says Chief Janet B. Morgan. “The response went like clockwork, and there were no injuries.”

Most of the house was gutted but homeowner Kevin McSwiggan, who works as an excavator, and two dogs escaped injury. His wife and two children were away at the time. The fire started around 1:40am and was declared clear just before 6:00am as dawn broke. The south wing of the structure and a breezeway area were destroyed, with extensive smoke damage to the original part of the home built in 1888. The cause remained undetermined and was still under assessment by the weekend, Chief Morgan said. Morgan is also the town’s fire marshall.

Woodbury’s two companies had five fire engines at the scene. Roxbury, Southbury, and Watertown supplied additional tank trucks with crews, while Bethlehem sent a fire engine and firefighters to protect Woodbury while Woodbury’s own firefighters and vehicles were deployed. Woodbury firefighters also organized a shuttle run for the tank trucks to refill with water at the nearest hydrant a more than a mile away. “We’re really grateful to our mutual aid departments,” Chief Morgan added. “Everybody cooperated and stayed right through.”

contact info: Chief Janet Morgan at the Fire Department (non-emergency) number 203 263 3100. PIO Jonathan Kapstein (home) 203 586 1423 email WVFDCT.PIO@gmail.com cc Jon.Kapstein@gmail.com . Photo credit if needed: contributed or WVFD photo

New Years Day Fire - Guts home
New Years Day Fire - Guts home
New Years Day Fire - Guts home
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Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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WOODBURY CT – Nearly 50 firefighters from the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Dept and four neighboring Connecticut towns contained a fire that destroyed a home in the early hours of New Year’s Day at 329 Washington Rd., Route 47, Woodbury.
Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
On Thanksgiving eve, the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department responded to a MVA accident when a BMW left Middle Road Tpke, crossed over Route 6, and crashed through the Garden’s assembled Christmas trees and into a greenhouse filled with Poinsettias.
WOODBURY – The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department extinguished an electrical transformer fire that briefly caused evacuation of 11 units in the Woodlake development Sunday night November 24th. “It was a sound-and-light display,” said Fire Captain Corey Shaker.
Monday, December 31st, 2018
During the year 2019, the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department responded to 344 total calls with an average of 11 firefighters rolling out each time.Fire (flame involved fires) 15False Alarms - 123Everything else - 205
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Last evening the WFVD responded to a car fire. Upon the arrival of the first firefighter an update was given that the truck was not on fire and that the smoke subsided. Luckily, it appears it was a minor electrical issue and all units cleared quickly.
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Busy day started with a false alarm at the high school and two back-to-back calls, one false on Main Street and a furnace malfunction on Hyland.
Monday, October 2nd, 2017
Call out at 4am due to automatic fire alarm / smoke detector alert at town hall.Trucks 4,5,8,9 and rescue 1 responded with 24 total crew.Cause was overheated fan caused oil to smoke. Situation promptly contained / site power shut off temporarily / exhaust fans cleared fumes.Town office opened for b...
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
The department was called to a structure fire just after 5:30pm. When the first firefighter arrived on scene, within minutes of the tone, he reported in the home was fully involved.While in route Car 1 requested Tankers from Washington, Roxbury and Southbury.
Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Late Sunday evening and part of the early hours of Monday morning Engine 8 and Tanker 9 spent time in Washington at a large structure fire. The two trucks were part of the tanker shuttle that was requested from Washington that need a large amount of water to extinguish the fore.
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
An early morning request for aid to our neighbors in the North jarred the department from their sleep at about 5am. Bethlehem needed a tanker to assist at a structure fire on Munger Lane. Luckily, the department was informed that it was under control and were returned prior to them arriving on sce...
Just when the department thought they had made it through the holiday without a call................standby "structure fire" across from 113 Minortown Road." Now if that didn't get the blood going.
Monday, March 28th, 2016
The WVFD had a very busy day. It was suppose to be a holiday but it was one of the departments busiest days in a while. The day started out with a car fire at 7:50 a.m., then a MVA at 11 a.m., then an illegal burn at 12:25 p.m.
Monday, February 29th, 2016
The leap year Monday ended with the WVFD being requested to respond to Southbury, with our Tanker for a structure fire.It was a quick stop by the Southbury crew and our truck got home just before midnight.Thanks Southbury for requesting our help - we are here to support our mutual aid towns.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
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Monday proved to be a slick day for driving. Luckily there were no injuries and the driver just needed assistance getting out of the car.
Monday, October 19th, 2015
During the evening, while Engine 5 was still in New Milford, Engine 8 had just returned from Washington and Middlebury's Engine was still in town for coverage, the department got called to 22 Mountain Lane.Upon arrival Chief Morgan found cooking was the culprit for the alarm.
Monday, October 19th, 2015
Crews from 5 towns battle blaze that gutted home BY JOHN MCKENNA ~ REPUBLICAN-AMERICANWASHINGTON, Conn. — A fast-moving fire left a house at 64 Carmel Hill Road in ruins Sunday.The two-story saltbox on a wooded lot was a charred wreck after the fire, reported at 3:45 p.m., was extinguished by ...
Monday, October 19th, 2015
BY PAUL SINGLEY ~ REPUBLICAN-AMERICANEarly Sunday morning the WVFD was called to assist the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department in fighting an early morning barn fire.Smoke and flames pour from a large storage barn on a South Street farm in Middlebury on Sunday morning.
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
So, it's Monday - Yup and it was a busy one.The day started off quiet and the department hoped it would stay that way. It was hot and humid. Who wants to put gear on and fight a fire in this weather?Well, that wishful thinking ended a little after the noon whistle.
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
One - Flanders Road - Tree on wires. Car 3, Cpt. Shaker, investigated and found some tree branches touching the wires as the wind blows. No FD response needed.Two - Heather Court - Electrical outlet issues - sparking and arching.
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department spent the overnight hours in South bury assisting them with a full blown structure fire. They arrived home about 4:30 and proceeded to put the engine back in order by 5am.

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