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Norwich – A man is in stable condition at a Bridgeport hospital after an afternoon house fire at 68 N. Main St. in Norwich.
Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Norwich Fire Department Battalion Chief Gregory Despathy said, the state and city fire marshals were still at scene investigating the blaze, which was reported around 4:28 p.m.
The second-floor fire in the three-story, multifamily residence was contained to the room of origin, believed to be a bedroom, but it displaced 11 people in three different families because of smoke damage, Despathy said.
Four of those displaced live in the apartment where the fire originated, Despathy said. A Red Cross spokesman announced Tuesday night that the organization was assisting six displaced residents in two different families.
Despathy said the fire received a full response from the city department, which reported the blaze under control by 4:53 p.m.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Despathy said.