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Fire Department: 7 Residents Temporarily Displaced after Bathroom Fire Sunday Morning

West Hartford Fire Department Engine No. 2. (we-ha.com file photo)

West Hartford firefighters responded to a fire at a multi-family home Sunday morning.

By Ronni Newton

Occupants of one unit of a two-family home in West Hartford have been temporarily displaced after a fire in a bathroom Sunday morning.

Assistant Chief Hugh O’Callaghan said that a call was received at 7:49 a.m. Sunday regarding a structure fire at 29 Lancaster Rd. Police and fire units responded.

Firefighters arrived at 7:53 a.m., and found light smoke on the first floor, O’Callaghan said, coming from the bathroom, but quickly determined that there was “no threat to life.”

The small fire had extended from a vent fan to the ceiling and wall of a bathroom, he said.

An occupant of the unit had used a home fire extinguisher to attempt to put out the fire.

A minor burn injury to an adult occupant of the residence was sustained, but medical treatment was declined, O’Callaghan said. There were no other injuries.

The occupants of the affected unit need to be relocated while repairs, including cleanup of the chemicals used in the discharge of the fire extinguisher, take place, O’Callaghan said. Occupants of the second floor unit will be able to remain in the residence.

A total of seven people – four adults and three children – have been displaced. West Hartford Social Services, the Red Cross, the West Hartford Fire Department, and the Building Department are all assisting the occupants in finding shelter. There were no pets in the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Deputy Fire Marshal Bob Grimaldi.

O’Callaghan said a representative from the West Hartford Fire Department will remain on scene until all displaced residents have secured a place to stay.

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