One firefighter was brought to the burn unit after battling a fire at an apartment building on Gillett Street in Hartford on Wednesday morning that displaced 12 families.
The fire likely started at the bottom of the 9 Gillett St. in Hartford, a 12-unit apartment building built in 1915, according to online assessor's records.
“When I stepped outside and saw all of the fire coming out of the apartment, it really hit me how big of a fire it was,” Jeniffer Perez Caraballo, of Hartford, said. “But at least we’re all safe.”
Firefighters responded to the house at 8:02 a.m. and the fire was raging when they arrived.
One firefighter's hand was burned during the fire and he was brought to Saint Francis Hospital, but then transferred to the Bridgeport Burn Unit.
The fire was out as of 8:32 a.m. and no residents were injured.
Fifteen adults and five children have been displaced.