19 people displaced, three firefighters injured after 3rd alarm fire in Norwich

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NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — Surrounding towns were on the scene of a third alarm fire on Roath Street Sunday afternoon.

Norwich Fire Chief said they were dispatched at 1:27 p.m. to 48 Roath Street for a reported structure fire.

Fire arrived to the scene at 1:33 p.m. to a second alarm fire which later turned into a third alarm fire. Five Norwich volunteer companies assisted as well as stations from surrounding towns.

Fire officials said there were reports of two people stuck in the building. Fire and police did a primary search to make sure no one was in the building.

The fire then extended to 52 Roath Street and was put under control at 3:56 p.m. A third house did sustain damage.

Norwich fire tells News 8, five families were displaced making that a total of 19 people who are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

Three firefighters were treated at the hospital for heat exhaustion after the fire and the temperature in the 90s Sunday. They have since been discharged.

The cause is still under investigation.

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