NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- Two firefighters and a resident were injured in a house fire in Beacon Falls, Sunday morning.
"I saw firemen running out of their trucks, getting the hose out. I saw a very big fire. I saw there was a hole in the roof. The garage was burning down. I saw people getting carried out on a stretcher," said Augie Regalado, a neighbor.
Neighbors on Blackberry Hill Road in Beacon Falls could barely believe their eyes as they watched a piece of their community go up in flames.
"I heard a very loud explosion go off. I saw a little bit of smoke and then a few minutes after, a lot of smoke this time," said Regalado.
"Somebody lived there. Now, they can't get up the road so it's a huge problem," said Wesley Sniadecki, who was visiting the neighborhood.
Firefighters say the fire started around 10:20 Sunday morning, with crews coming from as far away as Seymour, Oxford, and Naugatuck to help put out the blaze.
The fire had proven to be very dangerous. Three people in total were injured as a result, the person who lived inside that house, as well as two firefighters.
"What happened was we had a firefighter inside the house and fell through a hole, then probably broke his arm. We had another firefighter while un-stretching some hose was knocked over by the hose," said Jeremy Rodorigo, Beacon Falls Fire Department.
All are being treated at Waterbury Hospital and are expected to recover.
"They will be greatly in my prayers and hopefully everybody turns out to be okay," said Regalado.
Hope that life there gets back to normal soon.
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