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8 people displaced in Manchester house fire

The fire broke out at a Birch Street Thursday evening. There were four families, six adults, and two children, displaced as a result of the fire.

MANCHESTER, Conn. — Firefighters battled at a house fire on Birch Street Thursday evening. 

A neighbor tells FOX61 the fire started around 4:45 PM. The neighbor said they saw flames from their bedroom. 

Firefighters say there were five people inside the home at the time but were able to escape. A total of four families or eight people were displaced as a result of the fire. 

The damage to the house has caused it to be temporarily uninhabitable. The origin of the fire remains under investigation.