Dozens of individuals were compelled to evacuate an apartment building in Manchester, Connecticut, early Monday morning after a multi-alarm fire engulfed the structure, according to NBC Connecticut.
At approximately 4:30 a.m., emergency responders were alerted to an inferno that had broken out in the building, necessitating the prompt evacuation of all tenants. Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours before it was eventually contained.
Though nobody was injured during the incident, the fire caused extensive devastation to the multi-story building, with authorities estimating damages in the tens of thousands of dollars. The cause of the conflagration remains under investigation.
Firefighters from the Manchester Fire Department were deployed to the scene, where they were joined by personnel from the South Windsor, Glastonbury, and East Hartford Fire Departments.
The blaze, which was raised to a three-alarm fire due to its intensity, eventually necessitated the evacuation of the entire building, with approximately two dozen occupants being forced from their homes. While the fire was eventually extinguished, the Manchester Fire Marshal’s office is still searching for the origin of the inferno.
The Manchester Fire Department is currently working to determine the cause of the multi-alarm fire that usurped a local apartment building early Monday morning, compelling dozens of tenants to evacuate.
Emergency responders were alerted to the blaze at 4:30 a.m., whereupon personnel from the Manchester, South Windsor, Glastonbury, and East Hartford Fire Departments were deployed to the scene.
The conflagration was so intense that it was escalated to a three-alarm fire, compelling occupants to evacuate the structure. Though no injuries were reported, the fire caused extensive damage estimated to be in the tens of thousands of dollars.
The Manchester Fire Marshal’s office is still investigating the origin of the fire, and it remains unclear when the tenants will be able to return to the building.