FD: Woman seriously injured following East Windsor apartment fire

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EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — Fire officials on the scene confirm to News 8, a woman was seriously injured in an apartment fire in East Windsor Monday.

Warehouse Point Fire District Chief James Barton told News 8 a female who lived in a second-floor apartment was taken to Bridgeport Hospital.

Police at the scene initially told News 8 the woman had died, but fire officials later told us she was hospitalized.

Firefighters from Warehouse Point, Broad Brook, and Enfield along with EMS from East Windsor and Enfield responded to the fire at the Carousel Apartments at 27 Pleasant Street. Tolland County dispatch said reports of a fire at that location came in around 2:50 p.m.

Chief Barton said firefighters had trouble getting the victim due to smoky conditions in the apartment. He said there was heavy smoke coming from the second floor when firefighters arrived and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Chief Barton said three people were home on the first floor but they were not injured and their apartment was not impacted. No firefighters were injured.

Red Cross is on the scene to assist residents who cannot return to the building tonight.

State Fire Marshal is on the scene investigating the cause of the fire.

This is a developing story. Stay with WTNH.com and the News 8 app as more information becomes available.

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