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Multi-Family Home on South Quaker Damaged by Fire

No injuries were reported in a fire that damaged a multi-family home at 198-200 S. Quaker Lane, West Hartford. Photo credit: John Lyons

No injuries were reported as a result of a fire Wednesday afternoon at a multi-family residence on South Quaker Lane near Boulevard in West Hartford.

No injuries were reported in a fire that damaged a multi-family home at 198-200 S. Quaker Lane, West Hartford. Photo credit: John Lyons

No injuries were reported in a fire that damaged a multi-family home at 198-200 S. Quaker Lane, West Hartford. Photo credit: John Lyons

By Ronni Newton

Several people have been displaced but no one was injured after a fire damaged the second and third floor of a multi-family home at 198-200 South Quaker Lane in West Hartford on Wednesday.

The fire was reported around 2 p.m. and when units arrived on scene the fire was showing on the second floor, West Hartford Battalion Chief John Sokolowski said.

“We hit it from the outside, and we stretched the line up to the second floor. We had to chase it around a bit,” Sokolowski said.

The second and third floor porches appear to have sustained the most severe damage.

No one was in the building when firefighters arrived, and Sokolowski said that there were no injuries reported.

All five West Hartford apparatus responded, Sokolowski said, and both Hartford and UConn departments were covering. The New Britain Fire Department was also on standby, he said.

A fire at a multi-family residence at 198-200 did extensive damage to the second and third floor porches. Photo credit: John Lyons

A fire at a multi-family residence at 198-200 S. Quaker Lane did extensive damage to the second and third floor porches. Photo credit: John Lyons

The majority of the damage was to the second and third floor units, and Sokolowski said the building is not habitable Wednesday night.

Sokolowski said that the fire marshal, Assistant Chief Mike Sinsigalli, is investigating the cause of the blaze which is unknown at this time.

According to a witness, all three units of the building have tenants, including an artist who lives on the top floor and the landlord’s daughter who lives on the ground floor.

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