Conn. Fire Forces 100 from Apartment



Dozens of New Britain families were forced from their homes early Monday morning after their apartment building caught fire.

Flames broke out at the building on Farmington Avenue overnight, and officials said one woman jumped from her window to escape.

While most of the building wasn’t destroyed by the flames, about 100 residents were in temporary shelters Monday morning.

Flames broke out at about midnight and one apartment became fully engulfed in flames, forcing its resident to jump out the window.

“One woman had jumped from the apartment building before our arrival, she had minor injuries and was transported,” said Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Ronalter.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze and crews had to return to the building to put out hot spots.

Most of the building suffered only smoke damage, but several end units had fire damage.

The residents spent the night at the New Britain Senior Center. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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