The West Hartford Fire Department extinguished a fire on Dorset Road that was reported as visible from the front door.
By Ronni Newton
One occupant of a 1.5-story single-family home at 4 Dorset Rd. was located and safely escorted from the building by West Hartford Fire Department Capt. Adam Pacheco as crews struck down a blaze Friday afternoon.
According to Assistant Chief Hugh O’Callagan, the fire was reported at 1:44 p.m. Friday by a caller indicating “flames coming from the front door.”
Units arrived within 3 minutes, he said, and as firefighters began attacking the blaze, Pacheco and firefighter Tiffany Armas searched the residence, finding one occupant. A search of all floors of the home indicated no additional occupants.
Neither the individual who was escorted out of the building, nor any firefighters, were injured.
All units responded to the scene, Battalion Chief Keith Albert said, along with AMR ambulance.
“After an aggressive, well- coordinated interior attack by fire companies, the bulk of the fire was knocked down and the incident was quickly placed under control,” O’Callaghan said.
The Fire Marshal’s Office, led by Assistant Chief Mike Sinsigalli, is investigating the cause of the fire.
The home is not currently habitable.
The West Hartford Fire Department expressed thanks for the assistance of the West Hartford Police Department, Eversource, and AMR for their assistance at the scene, and to the Hartford Fire Department for covering the town while crews were engaged.
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