Crews battled a fire in a single family home on North Main Street in West Hartford on Wednesday night. [Updated, Feb. 14]
By Ronni Newton
The West Hartford Fire Department quickly extinguished a house fire at 93 North Main St. on Wednesday night, Chief Greg Priest said.
The fire was reported at 9:39 p.m., Priest said, and units arrived four minutes later, “and found heavy fire on the second floor extending up into the attic.”
Priest said Thursday that the fire appears to have started in an enclosed porch on the second floor, but added that the fire marshal is continuing to investigate the exact origin and cause.
The single-family home, just south of Fern Street, was occupied at the time the blaze sparked.
Two occupants who had been in the home had evacuated prior to the fire department’s arrival and no injuries were reported, Priest said. Unconfirmed reports indicated that passersby assisted in evacuating the occupants, he said.
According to Priest, crews initially knocked down some of the fire from the outside of the house, and then entered the residence to attack the rest.
“Crews were faced with cold conditions outside but were able to quickly establish a water supply contributing to rapid fire stop and extinguishment,” Priest said.
The fire marshal is currently investigating to determine the cause of the fire.
AMR Ambulance and the West Hartford Police Department provided assistance at the scene, and the Hartford Fire Department provided mutual aid during the incident.
A portion of North Main Street in the area of Keeney Avenue and Fern Street was closed to traffic on Wednesday night.
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