Crews Battle Fire at Vacant Hartford Building for Second Time in 2 Weeks: Officials

Firefighters battled a fire at a vacant building in Hartford on Saturday morning for the second time in two weeks, according to officials.

According to fire officials, all companies engaged in a defensive operation against the fire at the building on Edwards Street. 

Firefighters were called to the building around 7:49 a.m. and a second alarm was requested around 8:11 a.m., authorities added.

Flames could be seen shooting out of the roof of the building around 8:30 a.m.

Police said firefighters worked for several hours through the cold to combat the blaze.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Officials said this is the second time there has been a fire at this building within the last two weeks.

Firefighters also responded to two other fires in the city around the same time as the vacant building fire.

Authorities said one was on Windsor Street and the other was on Adams Street. Fire officials have not released details about the other fires.

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