3-Alarm Fire Damages 170-Year-Old Church in Somers

On Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, a three-alarm fire destroyed a portion of the historic Somers Congregational United Church of Christ in Somers, CT. Numerous master streams and handlines were put into operation, but the church became fully involved within 30...


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The fire damaged or destroyed 9,300 square feet of the facility. Firefighters saved 8,000 square feet of buildings. Somers Engine/Tanker 146 sustained $25,000 in damage due to a blown transfer case and radiant heat. This apparatus failed after the fire had been knocked down. Damage to the church was estimated at $4.5 million. The origin and cause of the fire remains under investigation by Town of Somers and Connecticut State Police fire marshals.