11 people displaced by house fire in Stafford

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STAFFORD --  Firefighters from Stafford, Willington, Somers and Ellington responded to a house fire on High Street in Stafford Thursday morning.

Dispatchers said the fire appeared to be heavily involved and there was exposure to a second residence. The fire broke out around 2 a.m., at 28 High Street.

"Balloon construction is older construction homes where there's not any fire stops like in construction in newer homes and this evidently must have had balloon construction because it went to the third story just in the time I arrived. It was a rapidly moving fire of course fire marshals will be looking in to the actual causes and double checking balloon construction but that's what it seems to be at this time. Fire was in the basement traveled right up the walls got in to the attic," said Dave Lucia chief of Stafford Fire Department.

Eleven people have been displaced, however only four were home at the time of the fire. The people inside were alerted by a working smoke detector.

The fire chief said there were no injuries and the family's pets also got out safely.

A gofundme page has been set up for the family.