PLAINFIELD, Conn.(CBS Connecticut) A smoky fire drove the elderly and disabled residents from their home at Lawton House on Babcock Avenue in Plainfield late Friday afternoon.
Plainfield First Selectman Paul Sweet says fire damage was minimal, but there was a lot of smoke damage and firefighters had to take down a wall to get to the blaze and check for hot spots.
Two people were taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
There were 21 displaced residents. Some of the residents of the 3 story facility are staying with relatives, others are being placed in hotels and are being assisted by the Red Cross.