Bristol home uninhabitable following fire

BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — Firefighters in Bristol are still trying to figure out what started a house fire there Wednesday afternoon.

Fire broke out on the first floor of a Barnes Street home around 4 p.m., then spread to the second floor. One of the people who lives in the house was in a workshop near the property. They saw the fire and called for help.

This time instead of cold, firefighters had to battle the home’s layout to get the fire out.

“Because the house is an old, chopped up house, there’s a lot of additions to it, so there’s a lot of hidden spaces the fire got into,” said Bristol Deputy Fire Chief Mark McCarthy. “We had to find it and get through it.”

The house is no longer safe for the two families who live there.

No one was hurt in the fire, and no word yet on what caused it.

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