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WEATHERSFIELD — Weathersfield firefighters had a busy night Monday as they responded to two house fires in about two hours.

Weathersfield Fire Chief Tom Lambert said it’s “unusual” to have two working fires at the same time.

A family of four escaped a house in the 2900 block of Covington Street after it caught fire around 11:40 p.m. Monday, according to Lambert.

The second floor was on fire when firefighters arrived. Lambert said the house is a total loss. A cat died in the blaze.

Around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Rupple Road, where a house was fully involved in flames.

An elderly woman was transported to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. She was in stable condition as of Tuesday night, Lambert said.

Niles, McDonald, Lordstown, Austintown and Girard assisted Weathersfield crews in battling the fires.

“It just shows how mutual agreements work when you have a lot going on at one time,” Lambert said. “It was great the amount of help we had last night.”

No firefighters were injured in either blaze, Lambert said.

The family of four is being assisted by the Red Cross. Both fires are under investigation, and the causes are not yet known.

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