10 Hospitalized After Fire at Hartford Apartment Building

Ten people were taken to the hospital after a fire at a large apartment building in Hartford on Thursday morning.

Firefighters responded to the building at 820 Wethersfield Avenue just after 7:15 a.m. and found heavy smoke throughout the building.

Several people had to be rescued from apartments, according to fire officials.

Ten people suffered smoke inhalation and three of those people also suffered burns, fire officials said.  All of them were taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

The fire appeared to have started in an apartment on the second floor.

In all, 47 residents, including 10 children, were displaced by the fire.  The Red Cross and the Hartford Fire Department's Special Services Unit are assisting those families.

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