8/28 Three people displaced in Hartford Apartment Fire

Fire fighters from Hartford and several other fire departments battled mother’s nature intense heat in addition to the blazing heat of fire on Tuesday afternoon. According to Hartford Fire Chief Paul Stephans, Just before 5:30pm on Tuesday night, Hartford Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a  two story structure fire on West State Street.  The building houses a business on the first floor with an apartment on the second floor.  The tenants of the apartment noticed smoke and were alerted of the fire by smoke detectors.  The three people, two adults and a child were able to exit the building prior to the fire department's arrival. When the Fire department arrived on scene they found heavy smoke throughout the building.  Two cats were rescued from the burning building and the fire was under control in about 20 minutes.
There were no injuries.  Hartford Fire and Rescue received aid from Slinger, St. Lawrence, Richfield, Jackson and Lifestar Ambulance.  The Red Cross also responded and is assisting the displaced family.   The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no dollar amount has been set for damages to the building.
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Location : Hartford
People : Paul Stephans
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