14 families impacted by 3 alarm vacant house fire in New Haven

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Howard Ave Fire

Vacant house destroyed by early morning fire in New Haven.(New Haven Emergency Services)

NEW HAVEN –14 families have been impacted by a an empty house fire Saturday morning.

The blaze broke out about 5 o’clock this morning at 425 Howard Avenue. Firefighters found the vacant house totally engulfed in flames. People from surrounding houses were evacuated, and the two neighboring houses also sustained serious damage.

It took almost an hour to bring the fire under control. Luckily, there are no reports of any injuries.

The Red Cross is assisting the fourteen families who were impacted by the fire.

The cause is under investigation; FOX61 will keep you updated online and on the FOX61 News at 10, on WCCT and at 11pm on WTIC-TV.