MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — A three-alarm fire broke out early Friday morning at a multi-family home in Manchester, displacing 14 people.
Firefighters responded to the scene on West Street around 4:30 a.m. The worst of the damage was to the left side of the building.
“First companies in found heavy fire on the left side of the building,” Manchester Fire Chief Daniel French said. “The occupants had all self-evacuated. It was a large four-family structure.”
Fire officials said “improperly discarded smoking materials tossed outside” caused the fire.
French said one resident and firefighter were taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The American Red Cross is helping those displaced by the fire.