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Home Destroyed In Hartford Fire, Everyone Safe Thanks To Heroic Efforts

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Home destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning, Dec. 18, 2013, on Edgewood Street in Hartford. (Courtesy Hartford Fire Department)

Home destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning, Dec. 18, 2013, on Edgewood Street in Hartford. (Courtesy Hartford Fire Department)

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A three-story, multi-family home at 190-192 Edgewood St. in Hartford is a total loss after a fire destroyed it early Wednesday morning, displacing 17 people – 13 children and four adults – across three families.

The blaze was accidental, caused by a space heater too close to bedding.

Fire Captain Helene Lynch says, “These three families lost everything and this close to the holidays, it really is heart-wrenching that they’ve lost everything.”

Efforts are being made to help the families out. In aiding in the rescue efforts was a 17-year-old girl who helped get her 7 brothers and sisters out, a 16-year-old boy who got his sister out and alerted the third floor residents to get out and a neighbor who carried a disabled woman across the street to safety.

Smoke alarms alerted everyone and had just been installed as part of Hartford’s Holiday Smoke Alarm program.

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