Manchester Fire

A two-alarm fire damaged a three-story apartment building on Russell Street in Manchester early Wednesday.

MANCHESTER — A two-alarm fire on the back porches of a three-story building on Russell Street overnight took firefighters about an hour to control and caused $150,000 in damage, officials said.

Nobody was injured in the blaze, about a block north of Bridge Street at the corner of Pearl Street, according to a news release. Firefighters were called to the wood-frame building just after 3 a.m. Wednesday and found heavy fire on the rear porches. The fire extended into the attic before it was extinguished, officials said.

Limited access to the rear of the building required firefighters to add a second alarm, the news release said. A neighboring building in close proximity sustained some damage as well before the fire was controlled, officials said.

The blaze was declared under controlled about 4 a.m. Cause of the fire is under investigation.