NORWICH, Conn. — Firefighters were called out to battle a blaze that damaged a three story apartment building in Norwich Sunday morning.
Emergency crews were called to 51 14th Street around 5:11 a.m. Officials said the fire started outside the building and spread inside to the attic.
Crews performed a search for people in the building including one person who was said to be missing but later found safe outside. Firefighters were able to rescue several cats and a bird from the building.
When the roof started to collapse, firefighters were forced out and took up a defensive position.
Firefighters have put out the bulk of the fire two hours later.
One firefighter suffered a minor hand injury and was treated on scene. No civilian injuries were reported. The Red Cross is assisting 12 adults and nine children.
The fire is under investigation by the Norwich Fire Marshals office with assistance from the Norwich Police Department.
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