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Guilford condo fire forces a dozen people from their homes

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A fire has forced dozens from their condos in Guilford (Brooke Picard) A fire has forced dozens from their condos in Guilford (Brooke Picard)
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GUILFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A fire at a condo complex in Guilford forced more than a dozen people from their homes.

Crews responded to the fire shortly before 3 a.m. Friday on Seaview Terrace as the fire burned several units.

According to fire officials, two people were taken to the hospital. They are both expected to be okay.

Asst. Fire Chief Dave Moffat said he called 911 to let crews know about the fire.

There were many people at home who were woken up by the smoke alarms and firefighters.

"Definitely scary. Very emotional. I didn't know what was happening. I'm just happy we got out, you know. We first noticed that it was on fire. We saw a little bit of fire underneath the front steps. Then, all of a sudden, two minutes later it was completely engulfed in flames," said Brian Scacciaferro, an eyewitness.

One of the factors working against firefighters was the water supply. Crews had to use a fire boat and take water from a nearby harbor to douse the flames.

The concerns were obviously the life hazard in the building. It's an occupied building. It's 2 a.m. at a working fire so our first focus was to make sure that everybody was out of the building," Moffat said.

Mutual aid was called in from Branford, Madison and Clinton Fire Departments.

They are still investigating the cause.

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