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Falling ice starts fire that leaves 12 homeless

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 2:41 PM -

Close to thirty people in Connecticut were evacuated Sunday morning when falling ice sheared a gas pipe, starting a fire that left three families homeless. 

Officials were notified at around 12:50 a.m. Sunday.

Fire crews arrived at the three-storey building, which was enveloped in flames.


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Residents of all 27 units were evacuated while natural gas from the severed pipe continued to feed the fire.

The fire was cleared by 4:30 a.m. Three unites were deemed uninhabitable by the town building department.
The American Red Cross Emergency Response Team has worked with the 12 displaced people to find temporary shelter.

Source: Journal Enquirer

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