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Fire officials respond to a two-structure fire in Hartford


Officials responded to a second alarm, two structure fire on Nelson Street in Hartford on Tuesday evening.

The fire started in a vacant brick house at around 6:30 p.m., and it spread to an occupied three-story white house.

The brick house has partially collapsed. The roof caved in on the white house. Flames were shooting about 25-30 feet int the air by the time the firefighters arrived.

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One person is being treated for smoke inhalation, but there were no civilian or firefighter injuries. Fire officials said both building are uninhabitable; six adults and one teenager are displaced.

The fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire. 

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