The Shelton Fire Department contained a fire on 199 Howe Avenue on Monday afternoon. The fire was reported at 3:40 p.m. and started in a basement apartment on 199 Howe Ave.
The building was already evacuated and firefighters extinguished the fire in 20 minutes with no injuries. Three fire companies, with assitance from Derby, were on the scene, said Shelton Assistant Chief Nick Verdicchio
The basement was damaged and the first floor suffered smoke damage. The Shelton fire marshal is investigating the fire and the extent of the damage