West Hartford home sustains ‘catastrophic damage’ after hours-long fire


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Firefighters in West Hartford were called to a house fire early Wednesday morning.

Just before 6:30 a.m., crews were called to 711 Prospect Ave. after reports of a fire. Upon arrival, responders said they saw flames from the second floor of the single-family home.

The Emergency Management Director, Greg Priest, said crews were faced with extensive fire conditions and determined that there were portions of the home that were structurally unstable due to either fire conditions or prior ongoing renovations.

Because of this, firefighters did not enter the home and attacked the flames from outside for several hours.

The fire was under control just after 9 a.m.

The property owners were contacted; they said no one was home at the time due to the renovations. No injuries were reported.

A report indicates the house sustained “catastrophic damage” due to fire, smoke and water damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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