One dead in house fire in Norwich, 7 residents left homeless

New London

NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — Norwich Fire Department along with other aid departments responded to a 2nd alarm structure fire Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to a home on Bentley Avenue around 4 p.m. The fire was under control around 5:10 p.m., but the scene was still too dangerous to investigate closely.

According to Norwich Police, there were eight people inside the two-family home; one death was reported on scene. The identity of the individual has not yet been released. Crews were able to rescue a pet on the third floor.

Officials believe the fire started on the first floor and worked its way up. A cause has not been determined.

A GoFundMe page was created Wednesday night by a family friend to help the surviving family members of the fire rebuild their lives.

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