Firefighting

Four Families Displaced After Hartford (CT) Fire

Four families were displaced after a fire tore through their home in Hartford, reports wfsb.com

Heavy smoke and fire could be seen for miles after the fire ripped through multi-family home at 1113 Albany Ave. around 10 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy smoke coming and flames ripping ripping through the third floor.

Eyewitnesses said some inside the residence felt that it was a life-or-death situation and they said they saw two people jump at least one story out of the home to safety. Those two have been taken to the hospital, but their injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening. 

The conditions were too dangerous for firefighters. A mayday call ordered an immediate evacuation after they lost contact with at least one firefighter.

“We had some miscommunication, some radio failure, or some problems with radios, and we weren’t able to account for everybody,” Hartford Fire Capt. Luis Ocasio said. “But we had visual contact with everyone and everyone was accounted for.” 

Dozens of firefighters were out on the corner after that mayday call, but in the end, officials said there were no reported injuries to firefighters.

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