42 Displaced After Fire in Hartford Apartment Building

 Forty-two people were displaced by a morning fire in a Hartford apartment building Sunday.

Hartford fire officials say the department responded around 11:34 a.m. after multiple 911 calls reporting a fire at 48 Huntington Street. When they arrived they saw heavy fire showing from the windows of a third-floor unit. Multiple residents were assisted out of the building by firefighters. Two people were transported to a local hospital for difficulty breathing but have since been treated and released.

Firefighters were concerned strong winds would be an issue fighting the fire but by 11:56 a.m. it was declared under control. The fire was contained to one apartment but the building, which contains 14 units, sustained significant smoke and water damage and was deemed uninhabitable for the time being.

Thirty adults and 12 children are being relocated with assistance from the American Red Cross and Special Services Unit, according to the Hartford Fire Department. The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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