Uncategorized | 10:25 pm | September 3, 2009 | By Zeke Miller

Fire engulfs Chapel Street apartment building

Engines respond to a fire on the corner of Howe and Chapel streets.
Engines respond to a fire on the corner of Howe and Chapel streets. Photo by Calgary Leveen.

A three-alarm fire broke out at 1255 Chapel St. between Howe Street and Dwight Street this evening, engulfing the multistory apartment building in flames and spewing smoke through much of downtown New Haven and Yale’s campus.

Lt. Ray Hassett of the New Haven Police Department said it appeared that all residents had safely evacuated the building. Before firefighters controlled the blaze, flames could be seen shooting over a dozen feet into the air. As of 10 p.m., there were no reported injuries, and firefighters were still battling the fire.

Comments
  • LS

    I live 1/2 block away from the house. I went outside after the fire engines arrived and saw the huge flames. I know that there was a family with two small children in that house, among others, so I’m so happy to learn that no one was hurt! Thank you YDN for being the first to report on this.