A Masury family and their dogs got out of their burning home safely Aug. 9, while a Sharon firefighter was taken to a hospital after he fell, and a Brookfield firefighter was evaluated at the scene after being overcome by heat.

Firefighters were dispatched at 11:44 p.m. to 7836 Oak St., the home of Torrey and Melissa Derda.

“It was very hard to locate the fire because the upstairs is chopped up into a couple different smaller attics,” said Brookfield Fire Chief David Masirovits.

The attic section that caught fire was behind a piece of plywood that had been screwed into a doorway, he said.

“Once we got it opened up, we were able to locate the fire, quickly extinguish it. It was all isolated to that front corner of the building there in the attic area,” Masirovits said. “A lot of water and smoke damage throughout the home.”

While Masirovits did not know the extent of the injury to the Sharon firefighter, the Brookfield firefighter, whom he would not identify, was cleared to return to work by Vienna medical personnel at the scene.
The family was unable to return to the home, and made their own arrangements to stay elsewhere, Masirovits said.

The cause was not determined. The property is insured.

Hubbard firefighters also assisted.