Middletown Condo Fire Displaces Residents

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The scene of a fire on Carriage Crossing Lane in Middletown Monday night. (Fox CT)

MIDDLETOWN — A two-alarm fire displaced residents of a 20-unit building at the Carriage Crossing condominium complex in the Westfield section of town on Monday evening, fire officials said.

People were inside the three-story building at 145 Carriage Crossing Lane when the fire broke out around 6:30 p.m. But everyone made it out safely before firefighters arrived. No one was injured.

“The entire building is closed to residents until the building department determines which ones are safe,” said Fire Lt. Darrell Ponzio of the Westfield Fire Department.

The point of origin and the cause of the fire remain under investigation.

Flames and smoke were shooting through the roof when firefighters arrived. A second alarm was immediately called, summoning help from fire houses in Middletown and surrounding towns, Ponzio said.

Seven units on all three floors sustained heavy fire damage. In at least one case, the fire burned through the ceiling of one unit and through the floor of the unit above, Ponzio said.

Firefighters brought the fire under control in under an hour, but remained to check for hot spots, he said.

By Hilda Muñoz, Hartford Courant

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