Crews Respond to Fire at Norwich House for Second Time Within Hours

Crews responded to a fire at a house in Norwich for the second time within hours after it rekindled on Tuesday.

Police said there was a two-alarm fire at a home on Hedge Avenue on Tuesday morning. There was also a fire at the same address on Monday night.

Around 10:20 p.m., firefighters were called to the two-story home and said they arrived to find extensive fire from all sides and back of the first floor extending to the second floor.

Several crews fought the fire while other crews searched the remaining building to confirm the residents had escaped safely, fire officials said.

Crews worked to overhaul and extinguish the fire in void spaces until it was knocked down and under control.

According to fire officials, firefighters left Monday night's fire at 3 a.m. on Tuesday.

Firefighters used thermal imaging and did not detect anymore fire before they left and then the fire rekindled and they were called back again on Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Investigators said there was a false roof on the house so the fire was trapped between the two roofs and fire officials suspect that's what caused the fire to rekindle.

At least six people from the home are displaced. They are being assisted by the American Red Cross and Backus Hospital.

It's unclear what caused the fires. The Norwich Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

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