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    Friday, January 27, 2023

    Two adults, dog displaced after attic fire in East Hartford

    A family and their dog were displaced after an attic fire in an East Hartford house on Tuesday morning, according to fire officials.

    The East Hartford Fire Department was called to Burke Street for a reported structure fire around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to Acting Assistant Fire Chief Jay Silver. The fire was located in the attic of a ranch-style home on the street. It was put out within 10 minutes of arrival, Silver said.

    Damage was largely contained to the attic with some damage to the ceiling of the first floor near the living room and bedroom area, he said. The family was temporarily displaced by the fire due to damage to the roof and the insulation of the home, he said.

    The home was unoccupied by its two residents, but a dog was located unharmed by fire personnel and reunited with its family, Silver said. There were no injuries to firefighters during the blaze, he said.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation by the East Hartford Fire Marshal’s office.

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