Special services unit assisting family after Hartford fire

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Hartford firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire at a single-family house on Elmer Street Wednesday night.

Crews were called to the first block of Elmer Street around 5 p.m. after reports of flames being seen inside the home.

The family, who was inside the house at the time of the fire, was able to escape before first responders arrived. No one was injured during the fire, officials said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Hartford fire marshal's office. 

The fire department's special services unit was brought in to assist the family with emergency needs.

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