Fire Rips Through Park Street Building in Hartford

A raging second-alarm fire destroyed one of Hartford's so-called "perfect six" buildings on Friday night. 

The building was nicknamed for its symmetrical design, but NBC Connecticut learned this was the second fire at the location this year. 

“There was a fire in this building a few months ago. So because of that no one was living in the building at the time," Hartford Fire Captain Raul Ortiz said.

The fire on Park Street happened around 5:30 p.m. before firefighters got the flames under control within the hour. 

"Companies went defensive to protect exposures on a working fire," Ortiz tweeted during the fire. 

The building was undergoing renovations after the previous fire. 

A neighbor captured on cellphone video as flames tore through the next door building in Hartford. Before being rushed out, the neighbor recorded as fire shot out of the windows on the second and third floor.

No injuries were reported.

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