NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — Fire officials say 34 residents have been displaced after a multi-family fire in New Britain Saturday morning near the intersection of Broad and Gold Streets, Saturday.
The call for the fire came in at 3:35 a.m. for a 3-alarm fire at three, multi-family homes. It took 26 firefighters two hours to get the blaze under control. Several people had to be rescued from the burning buildings according to fire officials. Those same officials say the homes are currently “uninhabitable.”
“I work with some guy who lives in the second floor,” said neighbor, Chris Kuriata. “He says it’s a total disaster, he lost everything.”
The Red Cross had opened a shelter to help the residents and has taken measures to make sure victims are taken care of through the night.
“That includes lodging, food, clothing, all of those sorts of things, as well as comfort kits that have toiletry items to help them get through the next couple of days,” said Stefanie Arcangelo, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There are no reported injuries.