Seven people have been displaced two weeks before Thanksgiving after a raging fire tore through an apartment house on High Street, in the Rockville section of Vernon, on Thursday morning.
Four people, including an infant, were home when the fire started and were able to escape, police said.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they went into the burning home to extinguish the flames and continued the interior fight until the smoke built up and there were signs the floor might collapse.
Then, they moved the attack outside.
Fire spread to the roof because of the balloon frame construction and officials said the road is expected to be closed for hours between McClean and Hammon streets.
The American Red Cross is assisting the seven displaced residents.