NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH)-- Two people jumped out windows to escape a burning house Sunday morning, two others inside had to be rescued by firefighters.
Neighbors spotted flames shooting up from 33 Pettom Road in Norwalk, around 5:30 AM.
Officials say four men in their 20's were sleeping when the house when up in flames. Neighbors say the home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived
They called 911 then banged on the doors to wake up those inside.
"When I went next-door, I like banged on the door and rang on the doorbell and tried to break it down, so I could get them out," said Hensley Dowe Jr.
Two people inside jumped out windows, but firefighters had to search to find the others trapped inside.
One person collapsed behind the front door, the other was found in an upstairs room by a window.
"I tried to break the window where the kid was but the stick wouldn't do the job. The cops and the fire trucks came right after that," said Hensley Dowe.
"Actually the crews had to protect the crews that were trying to get the person behind the front door, extricate him at the time, get him out of the house and crews then entered the house and a found a person on the second floor," said Deputy Chief Edward Prescott, Norwalk Fire Department.
Crews were able to get the fire under control in about twenty minutes.
One person was able to get out safety. Three remain in the hospital, with two in critical condition.
The State Fire Marshal had taken over the case and spent most the day on scene investigating what caused the blaze.
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