Child rescued from blaze at Hartford home on Hamilton Street

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UPDATE: The American Red Cross is helping 49 people in 13 families with emergency housing, food and clothing.

HARTFORD--There was a fire in a home located at 24 Hamilton St. in Hartford on Friday evening.

The call came in at 7:28 p.m. An 8-year-old girl was rescued from inside the home and transported to Hartford Hospital. Authorities say she was transported to Jacobi Medical Center in NYC because she needed a Hyperbaric Chamber, she has since been released from the hospital.  A firefighter and a police officer were also transported to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, and have been released from the hospital. None of the injuries were life threatening or serious.

Fox CT spoke with a 15 year old who says he pulled two young girls out from the first floor of house that caught fire.

The fire initially spread to a second home, but firefighters were able to contain the spread to the back porch of that home. The fire chief also said "some vehicles in the rear [of the home] were fully involved upon arrival, so that also exacerbated the situation." As of 8:37 p.m. firefighters are working in "defensive mode" to contain the fire.

Around 9 p.m. a Connecticut Transit Bus that is contracted with the fire department came to take people who were displaced somewhere else to sleep for the night.

A large emergency presence--including fire officials, police and ambulances--was at the scene and smoke spread for blocks from the structure. Just after firefighters from the Hartford Fire Department arrived backup was called in to assist.

Hartford Police Department Deputy Chief Brian Foley tweeted that there are no major injuries as a result of the fire.




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