Two adults and two juveniles died in a four-alarm fire in Manchester early Monday morning. The fire broke out in the back of an apartment building on Wilson Street. Twenty-five people are believed to live in the building.
At five in the morning, residents from a similar apartment building next door were evacuated.
Twenty-three year old Luis Collaza has lived in that building for three years. "It's a really sad way to start a Monday morning," he says, "a horrible way. Especially when there's kids involved." Collaza says he's expecting his first child soon, and adds "I hope this never happens to me."
Unfortunately, Manchester fire chief Dan Goonan says fires like this one are not uncommon. "It's a problem for the city," he says. "They are older buildings, and have big open porches in the rear."
In addition to the four fatalities, one fire fighter was injured.