8 people displaced in Meriden house fire; FD says began in kitchen, cause under investigation

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MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A fire on Hobart Street in Meriden is now out. No injuries have been reported however eight people have been displaced.

According to the fire department, it began as a kitchen fire. Police dispatch tells us the fire was called in at 4:49 a.m. Police say there was an initial report of people trapped on the second floor, but when crews arrived they found everyone out of the home safe and accounted for.

Crews from multiple towns responded to help extinguish the blaze.

Meriden Fire Chief Kenneth Morgan told us, “Due to the type of structure and the complexity of putting it out, that resulted in mutual aid coming in from multiple cities from around us, including Wallingford, New Britain, Middletown, and Southington. It took quite a bit to get the fire under control. Initially, they reported some people trapped — when we arrived, we confirmed that everybody was accounted for and all were well.”

Hobart Street, which was closed in area at this time of the fire, is now back open.

We’re told the fire started in the kitchen. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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