Fire officials are investigating what caused a 2-alarm fire on Capen Street in Hartford, Thursday morning.
Much of Capen Street in Hartford was closed down as firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a three-family house on Thursday morning and school buses were rerouted.
Everyone made it out of the house. No injuries are reported, but the house appears to be a total loss.
Larry Hairston lives on the third floor of the building and said the second floor back porch was on fire.
Fire officials said the blaze then quickly wrapped around the entire three-story home.
Hairston‘s family and dog got out of the house and he screamed for his neighbors to get out as well.
"Then I came around the front to let them know on the second floor that the house was on fire. They came out and then we went across the street and just watched the house burn," he said.
The fire was almost out as of 7 a.m. but the firefighters continued to put out hot spots.
"It was an extremely hot fire. Our guys worked extensively and all three floors were involved. It took some to get some lines in place. The extent of the fire, the way it ran so quickly, it was a problem just keeping up with it," Deputy Fire Chief Dave Serpliss said.
Most of the damage is at the back of the building, fire officials said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The house is located near the Clark school and the buses were rerouted away from Main Street.
School officials notified families and said everyone affected made it to school on time.