Fire displaces residents at New Haven Avenue apartment complex

No injuries were reported in a fire Tuesday evening at a New Haven Avenue apartment complex, but parts of the building suffered fire and water damage.

Milford Fire Dispatch received multiple 911 calls at 7:22 p.m. reporting heavy smoke on the second floor of an apartment complex at 1060 New Haven Ave.

Milford firefighters arrived in three minutes and found an apartment complex with fire venting out of a second floor window, according to Battalion Chief Anthony Fabrizi. “The flames were at risk of extending into the apartment above in addition to the attic space,” Fabrizi said.

Firefighters deployed a hose line and made an aggressive interior attack, bringing the blaze under control quickly. The fire was confined to the second floor apartment, although smoke and water damage affected other units within the structure.

An occupant of the unit that burned managed to escape safely prior to firefighters arrival.

No injuries were reported and the Milford Red Cross was on the scene to help displaced residents.   

An investigation was conducted by the Milford Fire Marshal's Division, and a cause has not been released at press time.