The fire started in an apartment around 7:30 a.m. and heavy fire was showing from a first-floor apartment when crews arrived.
"On arrival, there was heavy smResidents have been displaced after fire broke out at 219 South Broad St. in Meriden this morning and the cold weather created some challenges for firefighters.oke condition and heavy fire condition," Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Dunn, of the Meriden Fire Department, said.
The residence was unoccupied and the residents have been displaced for now from that unit and possibly two others, officials said. Now, city officials are working to help the displaced find a place to stay.
Officials also took efforts to keep residents warm this morning.
"We got a bus from the school bus company, as well as Hunter's Ambulance to keep them warm as a warming center," Dunn said.
The water used to fight the fire turned to ice.
"Anytime you have sub-zero temperatures, such as today, there are some challenges," Dunn said. "Very icy conditions and we're working with water and such."
No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation.