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Hartford Fire Department

Fire Chief Carlos Huertas (Courtesy Hartford Fire Dept.)

Hartford’s New Fire Chief Sworn In

Hartford City Hall was the site of a formal swearing-in ceremony Friday for Hartford’s 37th Fire Chief.

03/21/2014

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Mom In Hartford Fire Dies

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A woman injured this week in a fire in Hartford has now died. Hartford fire officials say 43-year-old Susan Therrien died just after ten o’clock last night. Therrien sustained severe burns […]

01/30/2014

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

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

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. […]

12/18/2013

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Fire Routs Hartford Home

Fire broke out in a multi-family home this morning in Hartford. The call came in before six o’clock to 496 Edgewood Street. The home was occupied by three families, 13 residents in all, including five […]

10/24/2013

Julio C. Lozada was killed following injuries sustained in a fire May 16, 1979. Firefighters failed to rescue Lozada fast enough, due to their inability to understand pleas from Spanish-speaking residents. (Photo Courtesy City of Hartford).

Hartford Plaque Honors Fire Victim, Celebrates Diversity

The City of Hartford will unveil a plaque on Hartford’s Public Safety Complex Monday, honoring a building collapse victim and celebrating the city’s efforts to promote a more diverse fire department.

06/10/2013

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Hartford Firefighters Battle Two Blazes

It was a busy early morning for the Hartford Fire Department. Just before 1:30, firefighters arrived to find a three-story home ablaze on Homestead Avenue. The fire went to two alarms and forced about 50 […]

06/06/2013

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Hartford Fire Sends 5 To Hospital

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Hartford officials say four adults and a child are hospitalized with smoke inhalation after an early morning fire in their apartment building. Flames were shooting out of the upper floors of […]

03/06/2013

2007 file image of Hartford fire trucks. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Old Hartford Fire Truck Goes Astray On Caribbean Island

Several years ago, the city of Hartford donated an old fire truck to its sister city in Jamaica. But the vehicle apparently never made it to Morant Bay, Jamaica.

02/26/2013

A firefighter's gear is hung on a fence post behind a flame-damaged apartment building on Capen Street in Hartford, August 30, 2012. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Fire Damages Hartford Apartment Building

Fire damaged a 3-story, brick apartment building on Capen Street in Hartford.

08/30/2012

File photo of flames. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Getty Images)

Fire Damages Hartford Apartment Building

“They had fire coming out of the picture window on the left side of the building in the rear… The window is about four feet high by about eight feet wide.”

02/27/2012