4 Hurt in Mason Street Fire

6 apartments damaged in fire at Virginia Court condo building, a half-block from Greenwich Fire HQs.

The is continuing its investigation into the cause of a Tuesday night blaze that damage six units of the Virginia Court condominium complex at 169 Mason St.

A resident summoned help by running into the Public Safety Complex, about a half-block down the street at 7:32 p.m. Dec. 20, according to officials. It is believed the fire began in a first-floor unit of the four-story building.

According to the American Red Cross, the agency provided a temporary warming center for residents and ultimately provided temporary housing for one resident. "Other residents had their own relocation or were able to return to their homes by midnight," said Red Cross spokesman Michael de Vulpillieres.

According to Greenwich Emergency Medical Service operations director Joseph Soto, four residents were injured and taken to . Three were treated for smoke inhalation and fourth for a medical condition. One of the victims also was treated for minor burs, Soto said. He could not provide additional information because health confidentiality laws.

Late Wednesday morning, a smoky smell lingered in the courtyard of the multi-story building. People leaving the building declined to comment.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to Deputy Greenwich Fire Chief Keith Millette.


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