Three people are out of their houses in Hartford this morning after an early-morning fire.
Fire broke out around 1 a.m. at a multifamily house on Homestead Avenue.
Three people who lived in the house were inside when the fire started and managed to get out. The American Red Cross released a statement saying they are helping three adults from two families.
An elderly man was hurt while trying to leave the house, but is expected to be OK.
Multiple crews battled the heavy flames and everything on the second and third floors was charred.
Officials said the building is a total loss.
“It’s not liveable. Structurally, the front of the building, the top … is unsound and a possible collapse at any time,” Deputy Fire Chief, Dave Serpliss, of the Hartford Fire Department, said.
No one is allowed in until a fire marshal inspects the building.
The cause of the fire is not known.