Fire engulfs Chapel Street apartment building
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.