Two firefighters and one resident were taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries after a large fire in a Pleasant Valley Rd apartment complex. Two other firefighters were treated on scene.
The fire broke out around 3 p.m., and was knocked down in an hour, officials said.
The fire, located primarily in building 11, was found on the first floor and extended to the second floor, as well as the common room, according to the South Windsor Fire Department. A total of eight units were damaged.
"When I pulled up, it was well involved in the first floor in one of the units and had extended up into the second unit," said Assistant Fire Chief, Brian Peck.
Residents Brian and Kristin Jones told Eyewitness News that they didn't give the smoke alarms much thought. "I thought it was just a false alarm." But they said that quickly changed,
"Because it was a lot of smoke and then we were able to see at that point that it was fire and everything else, way more than nothing."
As of 7 p.m. dispatchers said crews were still on scene to fully extinguish hot spots.
The South Windsor Fire Department responded to the scene within 10 minutes of the initial call. At least 40 firefighters were called in with mutual aid from surrounding towns.
The South Windsor Emergency Management and the American Red Cross are assisting the residents.
The fire is still under investigation.
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