The fire broke out around 5:15 on Inwood Road. Woodbridge Fire Department said flames ignited in the attached garage of a wood-frame, two-story single-family home. Woodbridge Fire Department dispatched for a 2-alarm fire, but upgraded to a 3-alarm when fire spread to the home itself.
Woodbridge Fire Department said the high winds and extreme cold temperatures have been considerably challenging for firefighters at the scene, adding that the cold has slowed progress and the powerful winds are helping to fan the flames.
PIO of Woodbridge Fire Department, Avi Laub, said there were some family members at home at the time the fire started, but were able to get out safely without injuries. Laub added that crews were fighting the fire well into Friday evening, as they put hot spots as they popped up. The fire rekindled several times because of the high winds, said Laub.
Laub said since the house was so seriously damaged, there’s a chance the house will be deemed uninhabitable and the family may not be able to return home at all.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time as the investigation is still ongoing.
According to the Woodbridge - Bethany Resident Forum on Facebook, people can donate clothing and gifts cars at Cohen and Wolf at 657 Orange Center Road to those those impacted by the fire.
The clothe sizes needed are girls 4/5, women's medium and large tops, women's pants in 8/10, men's large shirt and pants 34/35. For shoes, those impacted need kids 11, and women's 7.5/8.
There are two more additional drop off spots Country Companions on Amity Road and the Leathersmith on the corner of Litchfield Road and Carrington Road. Both the additional drop off spots are in Bethany.