At least 5 injured in Connecticut apartment fire

Published January 06, 2014

| Associated Press

A four-story Connecticut apartment building partially collapsed during a late night fire fought by emergency crews from several towns. At least five people were brought to the hospital with injuries and about 30 were displaced from their homes.

Firefighters were called to the building in downtown Shelton at about 12:30 a.m. Monday and rescued several people. Authorities believe everyone got out before the top floors collapsed into the middle of the building.

The conditions of the people injured haven't been released.

Officials say they had to bring water to the scene in tanker trucks because of frozen hydrants and an earlier water main break.

The building housed businesses on the first floor and apartments on the upper floors.

Fire marshals will be investigating the cause of the fire.

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