HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — 22 people were displaced after a second-alarm fire at an apartment building in Hamden on Wednesday night, according to the Hamden Fire Department.
The Hamden Fire Department said crews responded to the fire around 10:22 p.m. on Kaye Vue Drive. When crews arrived on the scene, they found heavy fire coming from the second floor of the building.
Both firefighters and neighbors helped alert and evacuate multiple families from the building before crews began working on putting out the fire. The fire was then escalated to a second alarm, according to officials.
Two apartments in the building suffered considerable fire, smoke, and water damage due to the fire while another four had light to moderate damage.
Officials said 22 people were displaced and there were no injuries reported to residents or firefighters. The Red Cross and the city are putting up all the people who live in the building in a local hotel.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Hamden Fire Marshal’s Office.
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