2 Juveniles Arrested in Hartford Fire That Displaced 40 | NBC Connecticut

2 Juveniles Arrested in Hartford Fire That Displaced 40



    Police have arrested two juveniles, who were caught on surveillance video, in connection with a fire that displaced up to 40 people from an apartment building in Hartford on Tuesday.

    Fire broke out at 635-637 Broad St. around noon and officials called it "malicious."

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    Capt. Ron Chance, of the Hartford Fire Department, said the fire started in roofing insulation piled close to the back porches.

    It was illegally close, he said, because it blocked the exits in the back.

    Firefighters spent time dousing the building and the pile of insulation and were called back to the building around 8 p.m. when a smoldering hot spot re-ignited on one of the back porches.

    One woman suffered minor facial burns in the first fire and was taken to the hospital.

    The Red Cross is helping the displaced tenants find a place to stay since they can't return home.

    You can see the video here.


    "Someone just kept on saying, 'Fuego, fuego, there's a fire.' I tried to follow his eye and I looked up and there was flames coming out of the back of the house and I called 911," Christopher Yarmolovich, of Hartford, said.