NEW BRITAIN -- A local woman and a firefighter were taken to the hospital following an early-morning house fire in New Britain on Wednesday.
Around 4:45 a.m., firefighters were called to 27 Stanwood Circle on the report of a car fire that was extending to the home. Neighbors helped alert the only woman in the home, who was later taken to an area hospital for unknown injuries. She had gotten out of the home before firefighters arrived.
Heavy fire was showing in the rear of the home, coming from multiple windows.
A second alarm was activated as first responding firefighters arrived, Assistant Fire Chief Peter Towey said. They took an aggressive interior attack on the fire and confirmed no one else was inside, he continued.
Crews had to go defensive at one point because of the heavy fire conditions, Towey said.
One firefighter was taken to the hospital to be evaluated for smoke inhalation and is expected to be OK.
The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the blaze.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or email@example.com.