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Two dead, one firefighter injured in New Britain blaze

February 25, 2019

NEW BRITAIN — Two people died in a fire at an Elam Street building Sunday. The fire started late Sunday afternoon, and, around 6:45 p.m., New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart tweeted that two people had died in the blaze.

“I am so sorry to be writing this,” she tweeted. “We have confirmed two fatalities in the fire. We pray for the families affected by this awful tragedy.”

Stewart had tweeted earlier that one firefighter was hospitalized due to injuries sustained in the fire and that that person was “in pain but will be ok.” No further details were immediately available