Families displaced, but no injuries, in Saturday night fire in Brattleboro

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BRATTLEBORO -- There were no injuries after a fire tore through a multi-family home on Green Street, Saturday night.

The fire was reported on the second floor at 119 Green St. just after 8 p.m., and it was soon upgraded to a second-alarm.

"A hose line was stretched up the interior stairway to the second apartment and two hose lines were stretched up the aerial ladder floor to the second-floor porch," stated a release from the Brattleboro Fire Department. "At the same time a search of the other three apartments was conducted finding all occupants had escaped the building. The fire was contained to apartment No. 3 with these three hose lines and the fire was declared under control at 8:47p.m."

The apartment received extensive fire and heat damage and the apartment underneath the fire apartment received minor water damage, according to officials on the scene.

Brattleboro sent five trucks to the area and 24 firefighters. The Hinsdale and Keene fire departments also sent crews to assist, as did the Brattleboro Police Department and Rescue, Inc.

The house is described as a two-and-a-half story building which was split into four apartments.

The Red Cross is assisting the occupants of all four apartments. Some of the residents were expected to return to the building as soon as officials could check the electric systems.

Assisting at the scene were Hinsdale & Keene Fire Departments, Brattleboro Police, Rescue Inc, Central Dispatch, Water Department and the Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but it does not appear suspicious.


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