Crews quickly knocked down a fire that had also extended into the void space near the roof ridge line.
By Ronni Newton
West Hartford firefighters arrived on the scene of a house fire at 91 Levesque Ave. within two minutes of receiving the call Wednesday evening and were able to quickly knock down the blaze.
According to Battalion Chief Keith Albert, dispatchers received a call at 6:17 p.m. that smoke was coming from the roof of the single-family Cape, and when crews arrived they found smoke coming from the roof line as well out of the front door.
The residents were standing outside, Albert said, and told crews that no one was in the home, which was verified by firefighters who checked the home to ensure there were no victims.
The fire was discovered in a second floor bedroom, and quickly knocked down with a single 1¾-inch hose line, Albert said. The ceilings were pulled down on the second floor where the blaze had extended into the void space, and the remaining blaze was also quickly extinguished.
Four of the five West Hartford Fire companies responded, as well as the Fire Marshal’s Office, West Hartford Police, and American Medical Response. Hartford and UConn fire departments, as well as AMR, provided back-up coverage for the town while other units were committed.
No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported.
Assistance to the displaced residents is being provided by the Red Cross – which noted in a press release that they are assisting two adults and two children – as well as West Hartford Social Services.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the West Hartford Fire Marshal’s Office.
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