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Apartment fire, water damage displace 14 families in Wallingford

WALLINGFORD (AP) — Fourteen families in Connecticut have been displaced because of damage to apartments caused by sprinklers that activated during a fire, officials said.

The fire broke out in a fourth-floor apartment in Wallingford on Tuesday afternoon, the Record-Journal reported. The fire activated sprinklers throughout the building, which stopped the blaze from spreading but caused water to seep into other apartments, said fire Lt. Aaron Desjardins.

Fire crews received calls reporting the fire before 3 p.m. The apartment's tenant did not appear to have suffered any injuries, Desjardins said.

Officials did not report any other injuries. The cause of the fire was under investigation as of Tuesday night.

The American Red Cross said in a statement that it is assisting the displaced families.



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