Meriden Firefighters Knock Down House Fire

Several people are displaced after a fire at a multi-family home in Meriden Thursday night.

Meriden Fire Chief Kenneth Morgan said crews responded to 70/72 Prescott Street around 5 p.m. for reports of a fire with people trapped inside. When firefighters arrived they found everyone had safely exited the building and there was a fire on the third floor.

Morgan said they knocked down the blaze and no injuries were reported, though one firefighter had to take a break due to the heat.

The fire was contained to the third floor, but there is significant water damage to the second floor. The second and third floor residents are displaced for the night, and it’s possible the first floor may not be able to stay in the building, fire officials said.

Eleven people, including some children, were in the building at the time of the fire.

The cause is under investigation.

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