UPDATE: Dozens without a home after fire at apartment complex

MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH)– The American Red Cross is helping 43 people after a fire Sunday in Manchester.

It happened at the Aspen Woods apartments on Buckland Street.

A total of 18 families were affected.  That includes 33 adults and 10 children.

Every family was given shelter, clothing, and food.  The Red Cross provided their children with stuffed animals to make them feel more comfortable.

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Firefighters scrambled to put out a fire at an apartment complex in Manchester, Sunday afternoon.

Crews arrived to the blaze around 2:30 PM, after a report of a structure fire at the Aspen Woods apartments.

After seeing the heavy smoke, the chief called for a second alarm bringing in crews from the town of Manchester, Vernon and South Windsor.

The blaze was persistent and took a while to put out.

“It took about an hour. Some of the tactics used was calling the town for a second areal and placing teams with different attack lines on different sides of the building and floors,” said Ronald Russo, Manchester Fire Chief.

The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.



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