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Fire displaces family from Hamden condo

September 27, 2018

HAMDEN - A garage fire beneath a Sanford Street condominium displaced a family of three Wednesday night.

After multiple 911 calls, firefighters were dispatched at 9:20 p.m. to a structure fire at 134C Sanford St.

Within four minutes, firefighters were on the scene and encountered heavy, black smoke coming from the 264-square-foot garage in one of the units.

“Firefighters made a forced entry to the garage through a closed steel door and supressed the fire. No automobile was present,” Deputy Fire Marshal Tim Lunn said in a release.

“A family of three, who were home at the time were able to exit the building without injury.”

There was no extension of the fire to the living area of the affected home,” Lunn said, “however smoke damage was present throughout the unit, and all three residents will relocate during repairs.”

Battalion Chief Richard Otlowski declared the fire under control at 9:33 p.m.

Adjacent units were metered for toxic gases and ventilated. The occupants of those units were allowed to return to their residence.

The cause of the blaze has not been determined.

According to Hamden property records, the residential condo that was built in 2006 has two bedrooms and 1,742 square feet of living space.

The condo has an appraised value of $184,100.

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