Bryan Hoffman : Emergency responders face false 911 calls at home where man died

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Hebron, Connecticut – A tragic incident occurred last weekend when a fire engulfed a home on Hope Valley Road, resulting in the death of one individual and leaving two others severely injured. The unfortunate incident has shed light on a concerning pattern of false 911 calls originating from the same property.

According to town officials, emergency responders have been dispatched to this residence on approximately 100 occasions since January, only to discover false alarms. Town Manager Andrew Tierney expressed his regret, stating, “We knew something bad was going to happen, we just didn’t know it would be this bad.” He further revealed that when the initial 911 call for the fire came in on Saturday, he initially believed it to be another false report.

The string of false reports prompted neighboring Colchester officials to notify Hebron authorities that they would no longer provide mutual aid to the Hope Valley Road residence. Concerns for the safety of neighbors were also raised, further emphasizing the gravity of the situation.

The individual who lost their life in the fire has been identified as Bryan Hoffman, although the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner spelled his name as Brian Hoffman. The exact cause of his death is pending further tests. In August, Hoffman faced legal troubles when he was arrested for first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree threatening, and breach of peace. State police reports indicate that neighbors expressed feeling unsafe around him.

Amidst the tragedy, one resident managed to escape the fire by utilizing a previously identified exit route. Town fire marshal inspections had previously highlighted the need to clear an area to establish a second means of egress. According to Tierney, this discovery ultimately saved a life.

Firefighters promptly responded to the blaze, which began around 12:05 a.m. on Saturday. Despite their efforts, the home was eventually reduced to rubble. The charred remains of vehicles serve as a haunting reminder of the devastating incident.

As investigations continue into the cause of the fire and the conditions of the two survivors, the community of Hebron mourns the loss of Bryan Hoffman and reflects on the importance of prompt emergency response and the need to address repeated false alarms.

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