Firefighting

Firefighter Injured and Residents Displaced in Connecticut Fire

A firefighter suffered a minor injury in a Torrington fire and multiple people are displaced temporarily, reports NBC Connecticut (http://bit.ly/1BfO1iT)

Torrington firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire in town after receiving multiple 911 calls about a fire at 23 Albert Street.

The fire started on the third floor, causing heavy smoke, fire and water damage. A resident was able to self-evacuate. The fire also spread to the second floor, which sustained moderate smoke and fire damage and minimal water damage. The first floor also had water damage.

Firefighters had a harder time ventilating the home because it had a metal roof.

It took firefighters about an hour to get it under control. Residents are displaced from the home for now, but Torrington fire officials think the house can be salvaged.

A firefighter had minor injuries and was cut battling the fire.