UPDATED: Fire In Pawcatuck Apartment Building Displaces 15 Residents

The cause of the fire remains under investigation

7:30 p.m.: A fire at an apartment building in downtown Pawcatuck forced at least 15 people from their homes Thursday evening.

The fire started in an apartment on the third floor of the mixed use commercial/residential building at 36/38 West Broad Street around 6 p.m. The building is next door to Citizens Bank and in addition to the apartments is also home to Cookie Nail Salon. Pawcatuck Fire and Stonington Police responded to the fire and Fire Chief Tom Long said the first priority upon arriving on the scene was evacuating the tenants.

There were no injuries in the fire, but the fire forced the residents and businesses out of their homes. The American Red Cross was on the scene assisting the tenants in finding temporary houses.

Long said the fire was contained to one apartment within the building, but the building isn’t habitable. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


7:00 p.m.: An apartment building above Cookie Nail Salon next to the Citizens Bank caught fire Thursday night. There is apparent smoke damage to the top floor apartment and fire fighters are still on the scene.

Donna Pearlman December 28, 2012 at 11:22 AM
Thank you for the fast coverage and information we were all wondering what the situation is with the fire last night. In continuing coverage would like to know what the businesses are doing and where residents are staying. And kudos as always to our excellent fire department in Pawcatuck.
riley jacob February 11, 2013 at 01:52 AM
I was in that fire. That building is a death trap from the last 3 incidents after the first fire. It needs to be condemned. Due to the hazards from the water main break. Its also a unsafe place to live with shabby characters inside. The town of Stonington should start to make pawcatuck the nice kind of state place it used to be. And Stonington PD should get out there and start cleaning the streets up some


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