Firefighters extinguish fire at multi-family house in Norwich

Get the weekly rundown
Sign up to receive our weekly Legal Insider newsletter

Norwich — A fire at a multifamily home on Boswell Avenue Saturday afternoon led to the evacuation of the building but no injuries, police said.

The blaze, which originated outside the two-family home at 267 Boswell Ave., was reported at 2:36 p.m. and was quickly extinguished, police said.

"We're not looking at it as suspicious in nature," said investigating officer Sgt. Peter Camp.

Camp said at least a half-dozen people had to be evacuated from the building, including a mother and an infant. After the fire was extinguished, residents were allowed to gather belongings but could not remain.

Paul Shipman, a spokesman for the American Red Cross, said the agency found temporary housing for three adults and a baby in one apartment. Two adults in the other apartment did not require housing help, he said.

The Norwich Fire Department as well as the Mohegan Tribal FAST Team responded to the blaze.

The city fire marshal responded to the fire and will be conducting an investigation, Camp said.

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Street level dealer sentenced to probation in New London area drug trafficking case

A 29-year-old man who operated as a street-level dealer in a large scale heroin trafficking operation in New London County received a sentence of four years of probation last week in U.S. District Court.


Man headed to trial for robberies inside Groton Stop & Shop

John Henri Lamotte, a previously convicted bank robber, has been held in lieu of $200,000 since Groton Town Police arrested him in February 2018 and charged him with robberies that occurred in 2016 and 2017.


Three sentenced in Ledyard home invasion

According to court documents, Kristal Lis, 29, of Mystic, who had regularly provided paid sexual services to a 72-year-old man who lived on Smith Pond Way, set up and participated in the robbery of her customer.


New London police searching for driver who seriously injured pedestrian

Police said they're searching for a driver who struck and seriously injured a man near Shaw and Hamilton streets early Monday.

TRENDING

PODCASTS