Several rescued from 2-alarm fire at Hartford apartment building

Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Four people were taken to the hospital following a two-alarm fire at an apartment building on Wethersfield Avenue Sunday night.

Three officers with the Hartford Police Department responded to the report of a fire at 820 Wethersfield Avenue in the city’s South End neighborhood just after 5:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, the officers heard residents screaming for help and entered the building. They were able to rescue a handicapped male from one of the apartments and evacuate several other tenants.

WEB EXTRA: Resident works to get occupants out of building burning on Wethersfield Ave. in Hartford – Credit Miguel Rodriguez

Crews with the Hartford Fire Department arrived soon after and put the fire out. Fire officials said the blaze started in a first-floor apartment and expanded into the common hallway. Investigators said the fire was not suspicious in nature.

Four tenants were taken to the hospital due to smoke inhalation and are in stable condition.

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