The fire marshal is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out in a Torrington apartment building on Dec. 27. One man was killed in the fire, after being trapped on the third floor and another person was injured.

The man who died in the fire was identified as Douglas Welch, 55. Welch lived alone in an apartment on the third floor. According to reports, he was unresponsive when firefighters found him.

Several people called 911 to report the fire at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday night. Residents on the first and second floors were evacuated, but firefighters said they couldn’t get to the third floor because the fire was so intense.

One firefighter was released after being treated for injuries at a local hospital. According to reports, the apartment building was deemed uninhabitable due to smoke and water damage.

(Source: Hartford Courant)

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