Eleven people in seven families have been displaced and animals are unaccounted for after fire broke out at the Pines Apartments on Windham Center Road in South Windham on Tuesday night.
Fire officials at the scene said the flames ignited at 343 Windham Center Road shortly after 7 p.m. in the rear of the first floor.
Residents who were home at the time managed to make it out safely, but some pets are still missing, according to the Windham fire marshal.
Crews from the Willimantic, North Windham, Windham Center and Yantic fire departments provided mutual aid, the fire marshal said.
The Red Cross and Connecticut Light & Power have been called to the home. Town officials are also helping to find temporary housing for the displaced families.
Check back for updates on this developing story.