2-alarm fire leaves houses uninhabitable in Waterbury

(WTNH / Report-It /Colleen Hewitt‎)

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Waterbury firefighters battled a fire at a residential building on Friday night.

According to the Waterbury Fire Department, the fire was located in a two story wood-framed residential building with two units on Central Avenue.

Fire officials received the 911 call around 6:05 p.m. When they arrived, they found heavy fire and exposure to the left and right sides of the building. The fire spread to the attic and to a 3-story, 3-unit structure, but it has since been put out. Officials say all of the units affected by the fire are uninhabitable. There is no word on how many people are displaced.

The fire reached a two-alarm fire status. In total, six engines, two ladders and two fire chiefs responded. Mutual aid was requested. Naugatuck and Wolcott’s Fire Departments helped at the scene.

Two firefighters were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for evaluation, but were released Friday night.

The Red Cross has told News 8 that they are currently assisting six families, 19 adults and nine children from the fire.

A Waterbury Fire Marshal is working to determine the cause.

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