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2 taken to hospital after Concord apartment building fire

September 24, 2021 GMT

CONCORD, Vt. (AP) — Officials are investigating an apartment building fire in Concord that caused two occupants to be sent to the hospital in serious condition, fire officials said.

Firefighters were called to the building on South Street at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, officials said. When they arrived there was heavy smoke coming from the building containing three apartments.

Two occupants were taken by ambulance to the hospital and a total of eight occupants were displaced by the fire, officials said. The fire was brought under control by 8:10 p.m.

“The buildings in this neighborhood are very close to each other. The aggressive firefighting actions taken by the first arriving Concord companies prevented any of the adjacent structures from being threatened by fire extension,” Concord Fire Chief Sean Brown said in a statement.