WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Fire officials fought a 2-alarm blaze in a home on Gilbert Street in West Haven Tuesday morning.
The fire erupted at about 6 a.m., according to a neighbor on the scene, and was based on the third floor of the home.
Once at the scene, fire officials helped evacuate the residents of the building. No official source has confirmed how many people were evacuated at this time.
However, West Haven Fire Chief Michael Terenzio confirmed that one resident was trapped in the building, and responding crews assisted them out. That person is recovering, the chief said.
There are no major injuries reported from the scene at this time.
Terenzio also noted that a possible party took place on the third floor of the building the night before, and lasted until the early hours of Tuesday morning. There is no word yet on whether or not this may have impacted the flames or caused them.
At this time, officials are still at the scene, even though the fire has been put out. Terenzio stated that crews are attempting to assess the habitability of the home.
Most likely, residents of the building will be displaced for a while, the chief said.
And while there have not been any reported injuries, neighbors at the scene believe any belongings in the building are lost to the flames.
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