Crews Tackle Avon Apartment Fire

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    NBCConnecticut.com
    Emergency responders are at the scene of an apartment fire in Avon.

    Dozens of apartments and condos at 47 Avonwood Road in Avon filled with smoke Monday afternoon after a fire broke out in the basement of an condo building, according to the fire department.

    The fire alarm sounded just after 2 p.m. Monday at Avon Place Condominiums, and residents called 911 to report smoke in the building, according to Asst. Chief Tom Kline of the Avon Fire Department.

    Crews from Simsbury, Canton, Burlington and Lost Acres, Massachusetts provided mutual aid, according to dispatch. Avon police, the Farmington Fire Department and Granby's Lost Acres Fire Department also responded to the scene.

    A second task force was called in for additional manpower.

    The fire was under control by about 3 p.m. Most residents were able to get themselves out safely when the alarm sounded. No tenants or firefighters were injured, Kline said.

    Dozens of units were affected by smoke as it spread through all three stories and the basement, where the flames broke out, according to Kline.

    Medical providers were called to the scene as a precaution, and the gas and electric companies are also standing by in case utilities need to be shut off, Kline said.

    The cause of the fire is still under investigation.