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Resident forced to jump to escape Hartford fire; 13 displaced

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Firefighters battle fire on Vine Street in Hartford. (WFSB) Firefighters battle fire on Vine Street in Hartford. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Firefighters continue to monitor hot spots after an early morning house fire in Hartford early Saturday.

The fire was reported at two and half-story home at 228-230 Vine St. around 5:45 a.m.

Smoke and flames from the blaze could be seen for miles.

Crews also had to deal with a live power line which fell on top of one of their trucks creating an additional hazard for firefighters.  Eversource responded to the scene and de-energized the line allowing crews to continue fighting the fire.

The fire was knocked down around 6:45 a.m. However, crews are "still working the fire," Hartford Fire Captain Thomas E. LeConche said in a release on Saturday. 

"Presently exterior operations and the bulk of the fire has been knocked down," LeConche said. 

LeConche said that a neighbor reported a woman had to jump from an upper-story window to escape the flames.  She was taken to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Additionally, a Hartford firefighter was also taken to the hospital for treatment of a knee injury an a minor burn.

The building housed two families, leaving eight adults and five children with no place to stay, LeConche said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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