17 Families Displaced After Fire at Hartford Apartment Complex: FD

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About 17 families are displaced after a fire at an apartment complex in Hartford on Sunday, according to fire officials.

Fire crews were called to a three-story multi-unit apartment complex on Asylum Avenue around 6:45 a.m. after getting a report of a working fire.

When firefighters arrived, they said they reported heavy fire.

Multiple hoses were positioned on floor two and three in an effort to contain the fire to two units and the roof area, fire officials said. There was heavy smoke damage to the common hallway on floor two, they added.

The fire was knocked down about a half hour after the first call and was placed under control about an hour after the first call, fire officials said.

The American Red Cross is assisting 17 families, which includes 21 adults and four children, fire officials said. An additional eight families may come forward for assistance, they added.

The complex had 28 units and 25 were occupied at the time of the fire, according to fire officials. Three were vacant.

No injuries were reported.

The fire remains under investigation.

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