Fierce Fire Displaces Eight from Avon Condos

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    At least eight people are out of their home after a destructive fire at the Farmington Woods condominium complex on Heritage Drive this morning. (Published Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013)

    At least eight people are displaced after an intense fire ripped through a building within the Farmington Woods condominium complex on Heritage Drive in Avon this morning. 

    It’s unclear how many people were home when the fire broke out at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, but no one was hurt.

    “We have no injuries. Everyone got out safely,” Chief Michael Trick, of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department, said.

    It took more than four dozen firefighters from five departments to put the fire out. Still, three units within the five-unit building were destroyed.

    “The devastation is just so unbelievable,” said Phyllis Butler, a neighbor. “I’m just so relieved no one was hurt and that it was contained.”

    The flames did not spread to nearby homes and the fire department said that’s thanks to fire walls.

    “This kept it from getting even further. Because of the fire stopping and the fire walls in the units,” Trick said.

    Despite the heavy damage the fire left behind, Butler is grateful no lives were taken.

    “This is my community, my family. We just all live close by and it could’ve been anybody,” she said.  
    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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