New Haven 2-alarm fire leaves elevators out of service at McQueeney Towers Apartments

New Haven


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– New Haven Fire responded to a 2-alarm apartment fire at McQueeney Towers Apartments on Orange Street around 12:20 P.M. Saturday.

The fire broke out on the tenth floor of the building and was contained to that area, according to city officials.

The floor was evacuated and no one was injured.

The McQueeney Towers is a home to senior citizens and those with disabilities. The apartment building has 83 units.

New Haven Fire said the building has a total of two elevators. One was out of service prior to the fire and the second is now out of service as a result to the fire.

According to officials, no residents have been displaced but depending on the success of elevator repairs, displacements may be necessary. AMR will assist with transportation if relocations are required.

AMR, Red Cross, New Haven Building Department, LCI, New Haven Fire, New Haven Police, and United Illuminating are all on the scene. Mayor Elicker was also on the scene.

“I was on the scene talking with residents and proud to see the speed and professionalism of the New Haven Fire Department,” said Mayor Justin Elicker. “I’m thankful that nobody was injured and we’re working to ensure any displaced residents have the shelter and services they need.”

The building is owned and operated by the housing authority of New Haven.

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