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A benefit is being held in Bethel tonight for the victims of the fire that happened last month on Greenwood Avenue.  The benefit at the municipal center is from 7pm-11pm. It's sponsored in part by the Bethel Fire Department and Bethel Cares. 

 

A $20 donation is requested, with all of the money going to the displaced families.  Concessions will be available for sale, with that money also being donated.

 

Volunteer firefighter Ira Pollack says three bands will be playing.  Fire trucks and equipment will be on site, there will be activities for kids and bands preforming.

 

The apartment building on Greenwood Avenue was built more than 170 years ago.  Ten adults and five children have been displaced. Some businesses on the ground floor also sustained smoke and water damage.  At least one resident and two firefighters were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

 

Police were the first on the scene and ran into the building to alert residents.  About 100 firefighters responded and took 20 minutes breaks because the fire was so intense and it was a humid morning.  Dozens of fire trucks responded from the Greater Danbury area. 

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