Thirteen hospitalized following fire at Hartford apartment complex
HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) - Thirteen people were hospitalized after a fire that broke out at an apartment complex in Hartford Saturday night.
Fire officials say the fire started just before 9:44 p.m. at an apartment complex on 77 Evergreen Avenue. The building has twenty-seven units and is located in Hartford’s West End neighborhood.
Crews battled heavy fire on the third and fourth floor of the building
Firefighters rescued several residents from the building due to the heavy smoke and fire conditions.
Thirteen people were hospitalized with four currently listed as being in critical condition, fire officials said. Two of the four suffered burn injuries and were transported to Bridgeport Hospital’s burn unit. The other two are currently in critical but stable condition.
Most of the residents were hospitalized due to possible smoke inhalation, fire officials said.
Twelve families, fifteen adults and one child, have been displaced according to the Red Cross.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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