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2 Seriously Injured in Fire at Retirement Community

Overnight Fire Rips Through Southbury Complex

Five units were destroyed by the fire leaving many people searching for a new place to live. (Published Thursday, July 30, 2015)

Fire destroyed part of a 55-and-over community in Southbury on Thursday morning, sent two people to the hospital and displaced 10 people.

The fire broke out at Heritage Village around midnight, injuring two women who live there. They were taken to Waterbury Hospital and have been released, officials said.

Firefighters arrived to find a raging fire that affected five units.

Heat posed a problem for firefighters and fire marshal Barry Rickert said the crews do experience some heat exhaustion at scenes like this, 

The damaged units are considered a total loss and residents will be provided a place to stay at the hotel next door.