Torrington firefighters respond to fire that spread to barn, apartment

A fire caused heavy damage to a barn and an apartment in Torrington Tuesday morning (WFSB).

Firefighters in Torrington were on scene of a fire that spread to a barn and an apartment early Tuesday morning.

The fire was reported to officials just before 3 a.m. at 37 Albert St.

They said an outside fire spread to the barn and did significant damage to the structure. The barn was described as completely destroyed following the collapse of the second floor.

The fire also caused damage to a garage behind the barn which was used as an apartment. One person was forced out.

"I believe it is a full loss," said Battalion Chief Thomas Sterling, Torrington Fire Department. "We have some structural collapse potential. The fire marshal is on scene. But it looks like a full loss."

Firefighters said no animals were in the barn at the time of the fire and it appeared as if the barn was used for storage.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters said the fire was knocked down in about an hour.

The fire marshal is investigating a cause.

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