2-alarm fire displaces three Hartford families from New Britain Avenue home

Authorities said the fire occurred on the third floor and spread to the attic and second floor.

HARTFORD, Connecticut – Several families have been displaced after Hartford firefighters responded to a second alarm fire at a three-story house on Wednesday.

Firefighters were called to the 400 block of New Britain Avenue at around 3:50 p.m. with a report of a fire at a three-family home. The second alarm was triggered at 4 p.m. Firefighters say the fire was on the third floor, then spread to the attic and second floor.

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The occupants of the first and second floors were safely removed from the house. The occupants of the third floor were not at home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported.

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The house in the Behind the Rocks neighborhood has been ruled uninhabitable and is in the process of being condemned, firefighters have said. The American Red Cross is helping the three displaced families. The Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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