One Dead After Condo Fire in Plainville

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A person has died after a fire in Plainville Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out at 3:08 a.m. at a complex on 71 Russell Ave.

Plainville Fire Chief Thomas Moschini said heavy fire was coming from one condo in the 10-condominium complex. The damage to that unit was severe and the units on either side have quite a bit of damage.

Plainville Fire Chief Thomas Moschini said one person died after a fire Wednesday morning. He held a briefing about the fire.

The person who died was found on the first floor of the condo, Moschini said.

Residents were evacuated and no one was found in either of the other two units that were damaged by fire.

The Red Cross is helping five families and plans to assist another two families, including children.

Eversource and mutual aid were called in to assist and a bus was brought in to keep residents warm.

Streets will be closed, Moschini said.

It’s not clear what started the fire.  Plainville police and state police fire marshals are investigating.

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