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Dryer fire displaces family from Hartford apartment building

Staff Report
Published: 4/23/2020 3:24:58 PM
Modified: 4/23/2020 3:24:48 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — An early-morning fire displaced a family of four from their apartment building Thursday, according to a news release from the Hartford Fire Department.

No one was injured in the blaze, which was called in around 2:15 a.m. Thursday at the six-unit apartment building at 272 VA Cutoff Road. When they arrived, firefighters found smoke coming from the front door of one apartment and from a vent that led to the apartment’s dryer, the release said.

After evacuating the building, firefighters found the flames in a basement boiler room that doubled as a laundry room, firefighters said. They were able to get the fire under control around 2:30 a.m., and said the fire damage was contained to the basement room.

Tenants from the five other units could return to their homes, but the family who lived in the unit where the fire started were displaced because their power was disconnected, the release said. The Red Cross put the family up in a nearby hotel for the night.

The Hartford Fire Department is still investigating the cause of the fire, but they don’t believe it’s suspicious, the release said.

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