One dead, dozens rescued from Hartford apartment fire

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One person is dead and dozens were rescued by firefighters after an early-morning fire at a five-story Hartford apartment building, officials said Sunday.

Hartford Fire Chief James Errickson said the blaze was reported at 1:19 a.m. Sunday and 75 firefighters helped rescue the residents, including a baby and mother through the window of a third-floor apartment.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s office said one person died and 31 residents were treated at a hospital. The identity of the deceased victim was not released.

The fire displaced more than 60 families, Bronin said. The city’s Health and Human Services agency opened a temporary shelter and is helping the families find other housing, Bronin said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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