The West Hartford Fire Department responded to a fire in a single family home on Prospect Avenue Sunday night.
By Ronni Newton
Residents of a single family home on Prospect Avenue in West Hartford are staying with family members Sunday night, West Hartford Fire Department officials said, due to smoke, fire, and water damage that resulted from a blaze that broke out on the second floor of the residence.
According to Assistant Chief Hugh O’Callaghan, the town’s Public Safety Dispatch Center was notified at 6:21 p.m. Sunday about a structure fire at 401 Prospect Ave.
Units arrived on the scene in 3 minutes, O’Callaghan said, and discovered the fire on the second floor.
The crew from Engine No. 1 began an offensive attack on the fire, whilestrucc also searching for any occupants who may have still been inside the residence. Crews quickly determined that all occupants had been able to self-extricate.
One occupant of the residence sustained minor hand burns, and after being treated at the scene was transported to Hartford Hospital for further treatment, O’Callaghan said. No further information about the victim’s condition was provided.
The fire was placed under control at 6:46 p.m., O’Callaghan said.
Due to smoke, fire, and water damage the home has been deemed uninhabitable at least for the night,, and according to fire officials the residents will be staying with family.
The Fire Marshal’s Office is continuing an investigation of the blaze.
The West Hartford Fire Department expressed appreciation for West Hartford Police, Eversource, and American Medical Response for their assistance at the scene. The department also thanked the Hartford and UConn fire departments for covering the town while units were engaged.
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