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Person jumps into dumpster to escape burning building in Willimantic

One person escaped with burns from a second-story window. A dump truck was backed up to the window for the person to land on
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WINDHAM, Conn. — Three people were injured, one of them with burns, after a fire at a mixed-use building on Main Street in Willimantic, fire officials said.

Willimantic police were responding to a separate call when they saw smoke coming from a building on the 1100 block of Main Street and called the Willimantic Fire Department. Fire crews responded to a 2-alarm fire at a multi-use building, which had retail on the first floor, and residential apartments on the second and third floors.

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Three people were reported injured with one person with burns escaping by jumping out of the second-story window. A dump truck was backed up to the window for the person to land on. They were taken to a hospital in Rhode Island.

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Eight people were displaced from the fire.

The scene remains active and the Willimantic Fire Marshal is investigating.

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This is a developing story. FOX61 is on scene and will update this story as more information comes in.

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