18 Familes Affected by Manchester Apartment Fire

By Ari Mason
|  Sunday, Mar 9, 2014  |  Updated 9:53 PM EDT
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18 Familes Affected by Manchester Apartment Fire

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Multiple families have been displaced by an apartment fire on Buckland Street in Manchester.

The Red Cross is helping 18 families, including 33 adults and 10 children, after flames tore through a Manchester apartment building Sunday afternoon.

The two-alarm fire broke out in a second-floor residence at the Aspen Woods apartment complex in Manchester, according to the Manchester Fire Department.

Fire officials said the flames were contained to one apartment in Building 3 of the complex located at 39 Buckland Street. Surrounding units received water damage.

It's not clear exactly how many families have been displaced, but a the Red Cross said they don't believe any residents of Building 3 were able to return to their homes.

Thirteen families are receiving food from the Red Cross and five families are receiving both food and clothing. Toys, comfort kits and personal care items were also provided, according to Red Cross spokesman Paul Shipman.

“There may be additional families seeking assistance,” said Shipman, in a statement. “This is still a fluid situation. Our caseworkers will remain available to assist families.”

 

No one was injured in the fire.

The Vernon and South Windsor fire departments provided mutual aid.

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