MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) – A fire broke out at home today in Manchester. No one was home at the time but a passing motorist saw the smoke and flames and called 9-1-1. It happened around ten o’clock Friday morning.
The first fire unit on the scene noticed heavy smoke coming from the windows of the second floor and fire showing through one bedroom window. Firefighters busted in through the front door and encountered heavy smoke. They made their way to the second floor bedroom and put out the fire.
Firefighters searched the home to make sure no one was home. A dog was rescued during the search. Manchester Animal Control Officers provided immediate attention for the dog.
Firefighters quickly got the fire under control. It’s believe it started due to an overheated power strip. The family of 5 is unable to get back into their home for now and are being provided temporary shelter elsewhere.