2 injured in house fire in West Haven

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — One person suffered life-threatening injuries in a multi-family house fire Wednesday afternoon that displaced 12 to 15 people in West Haven, according to the fire department’s deputy chief.

The fire broke out just after 4 p.m. at a home on the 140 block of Dogburn Road. Michael Esposito, deputy chief with the City of West Haven Fire Department, said a fire captain was a few blocks away when the call came in.

The fire quickly escalated to a second alarm as crews searched for people unaccounted for. A third alarm was declared for extra resources.

Esposito said within 10 minutes, crews found a man unconscious in the front bedroom of the first-floor unit. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. A woman was taken to the hospital for minor facial burns.

Esposito said four families—about 12 to 15 people—lived in the house.

The fire started in a back bedroom in the same unit the unresponsive man was found in, according to Esposito. The fire caused damage to the first and second-floor units.

The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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