Niantic fire leaves three families homeless - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Niantic fire leaves three families homeless

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Fire in Niantic damaged three apartments (iwitness) Fire in Niantic damaged three apartments (iwitness)
NIANTIC, CT (WFSB) -

A discarded cigarette is believed to be responsible for an early morning fire in Niantic.

Firefighters responded to the fire on Flanders Road shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Fire Marshal Dick Morris confirmed that a homeowner said he threw a cigarette into a pile of mulch on Saturday night around 11:30 p.m.

All residents in the three units escaped.

The fire had started in one apartment and spread to the neighboring one.

One apartment was heavily damaged and another had minor damage.

A third apartment had heavy smoke damage.

Flanders Niantic and Waterford firefighters responded to the scene.

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