2 Conn. FFs injured fighting blaze at multi-family home

A second alarm was called due to the volume of the fire and uncertainty of any occupants in the building


Jessika Harkay
Hartford Courant

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A New Haven multi-family home fire sent two firefighters to the hospital and displaced six people, Wednesday morning.

The fire, originally reported at 64 Monroe Street, actually occurred a few homes down at 55 Monroe, New Haven Assistant Fire Chief Justin McCarthy said. Firefighters were dispatched to the location at 11:34 a.m., and upon arriving to the scene just five minutes later, saw the blaze extend from the first floor of the building to the second, he added.

After a few moments, a second alarm was transmitted “due to the volume of the fire and the uncertainty of any occupants in the building,” McCarthy said.

“There were no civilian injuries or occupants in the building,” McCarthy said. “As far as we could tell, everybody had made it out on their own, but there was a dog rescued from the building, and when I left the scene there was still a search on the way for another dog. It was unsure whether the dog got out, or if it was in the building.”

Two adults and four children were displaced and the American Red Cross will be providing housing assistance.

The blaze sent two firefighters to the hospital for a “quick evaluation,” on minor injuries, but McCarthy suspected that one has already been released as of 4 p.m.

No additional information on the injuries was available.

The multi-family home suffered heavy fire, water and smoke damage, but is expected to be habitable with “extensive rehab,” McCarthy said.

The investigation on the origin of the fire remains ongoing.

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