NEW LONDON -- Monday morning dozens of residents in New London were forced out of their apartments after a fire broke out.
Fire crews were called at around 4:40 AM to the Farmington Arms apartment complex. Investigators believe the fire started on the 4th floor.
“I heard debris falling from the ceiling,” said Meaghan Covey, who lives in the complex.
Within minutes first responders were on scene, and evacuated dozens of residents.
“My daughter woke me up and said 'dad the house is in fire’ we scrambled and grabbed the animals and get out as fast as we could,” said Wesley Covey, who lives in the complex.
Firefighters called for two buses so residents could keep warm while crews put out any remaining hot spots.
“They went out to the roof and actually had to cut part of the roof to get some of the fire that is up there,” said Chief Tom Curzio, from the New London Fire Department.
The chief said a few of the units have smoke and water damage, but fortunately nobody was injured. Five people were displaced and the Red Cross was on scene to help anyone who needed shelter.
The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the of the fire.