3-alarm fire rips through Torrington condominium

Photo Credit: Local1567 IAFF Torrington Fire Dept.

TORRINGTON — An automatic fire alarm in a condominium at 500 Ledge Street went off shortly after 8:30 Saturday morning.  When Torrington firefighters arrived, they found the 3-story building engulfed in flames.

Fire officials tell FOX61 that because of the extent of the flames, they could only take a defensive stance, attacking the fire from the outside. The fire soon went to a third alarm.

No one was injured in the fire. Officials said that the lone occupant was assisted by the Red Cross and was staying with friends.The cause of the fire is under investigation.