HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A three-alarm fire in Hartford late Monday night sent four people to the hospital, including three firefighters, and displaced 13 families.
Firefighters responded to 617 Park Street, which houses a store on the first floor and housing on the second and third floors, at 10:47 p.m. According to authorities, all occupants got out safely, but one fell while fleeing the flames. They say she and three firefighters went to Hartford Hospital with minor injuries.
Officials say firefighters started with an interior attack, but had to abandon it when the fire spread and the roof began to collapse. They say more than 60 firefighters fought the blaze and finally had it under control by 4:45 a.m. Tuesday.
The Hartford Fire Department’s Special Services Division have been making efforts to coordinate with the Red Cross to help aid displaced residents of the building. Furthermore, The Pope Park Recreation facility is serving as a shelter for these residents.
Police say there is an ongoing investigation of the scene and the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.