Manchester house fire displaces family

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MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) – An early morning structure fire on Marion drive has left one family with out a home.

Manchester Fire Department responded to a call at 33 Marion Drive around 1:24 this morning after one of the children in the house alerted their mother to the smell of something burning.

Firefighters said a 37-year-old woman and her three children, ages 16, 11 and 8 were home at the time.

The woman investigated the smell and discovered smoke in the basement. She then called 911 and evacuated her family, Fire Chief David Billings said.

First responders were met by heavy smoke when they arrived on scene, according to Billings.

Firefighters said they entered the basement and extinguished a visible fire, while a secondary crew found pockets of fire that had spread to the first floor.

A dog and rabbit were removed from the house, and all firefighters, occupants, and pets were uninjured, Billings said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but the building department has deemed the house as uninhabitable due to extensive smoke damage.

The family is being assisted by American Red Cross and the Manchester Human Services Department.

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