Connecticut Firefighters Dispacthed to Blaze

On July 27, 2016, at 3:45 p.m. ET, Southington, Connecticut firefighters were dispatched to the corner of High Street and North Main Street to battle a rapidly growing blaze in a 2.5-story apartment house.

The Southington Fire Department could not handle the blaze without assistance. Therefore, neighboring townships are lending out their firemen to help dissolve the flames speedily. According to PulseTell: “The Cheshire Fire Department and Bristol Fire Department in Connecticut have also been dispatched to Southington to battle the ongoing blaze.”

Police and fire officials are unable to assess what exactly caused the fire and its progression to a full-out inferno, requiring several firefighter companies to be dispatched to the Southington, Connecticut area. Due to the severity of the blaze, as the firefighters continue to dissolve the flames it is unknown if there are any casualties.

Update: NBC Connecticut as of 5:05 P.M ET

  • An upper-level resident’s two sons and dog were in the house when the fire began. The persistent barking of the dog led the boys to check outside where they saw the building was ablaze.
  • Authorities, as of yet, have not reported any injuries, despite speculation of other pets still being inside the house that was engulfed in flames.

This is an ongoing fire, in Connecticut and future updates will be posted.

Written by Jhayla D. Tyson
Edited by Jeanette Smith

Sources:

NBC: Multiple Department Respond to Fire inSouthington
PulseTell: Multiple Departments Respond to Fire in Southington

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