Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Last of Shelton fire victims to be released from hospital

(Peter Casolino / New Haven Register) Firefighters work the scene at 446 Howe Ave.  in Shelton Monday morning. The fire started at around 12:30am on Monday injuring 5, and displacing around 30-people. pcasolino@NewHavenRegister

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SHELTON >> The mayor of Shelton says the final person who received medical treatment following an early morning apartment building fire is being released from the hospital.
Mayor Mark Lauretti called it “incredible” Tuesday there were no serious injuries or deaths resulting from Monday’s blaze, which caused a four-story apartment building in downtown Shelton to partially collapse, displacing about 30 people from their home. At least five were taken to hospitals.
Lauretti said officials are trying to find temporary homes for tenants and ultimately move them into permanent housing. He said some are staying with friends, relatives, a local homeless shelter or hotels.
He said the outpouring of support from the community for the residents has been huge. He said the city has asked the United Way to help organize the donations.

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