Hartford firefighters battle 2 overnight fires - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Hartford firefighters battle 2 overnight fires

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Firefighters were busy overnight in the capital city battling two house fires.

Crews were first called to Oakland Terrace early Saturday morning after 911 call reported a home was on fire.

When they arrived, firefighters found flames had spread throughout the home. Crews quickly requested a second alarm for manpower.

Everyone was able to get out of the building safely, officials said. However, one firefighter did suffer a minor injury when he received a laceration to his face.

As crews were packing up from that fire a second fire was called in, this one at a home on Oxford Street.

Officials said they had to request mutual aid from surrounding towns, as crew were still tied up at the scene on Oakland Terrace.

In addition, the fire on Oxford provided to be tricky for firefighters. Officials said the old constriction style of the home allowed the fire to spread and hide. Firefighters were not able to enter the building out of fear in could collapse at any point.

Thankfully, everyone was able to make it out of the home safely. Officials said working smoke detectors probably helped with that.

The second home was heavily damaged.

The fire marshal will be working to determine the cause of both fires.

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