Fire rips through Seymour home, hospitalizing one

New Haven

SEYMOUR, Conn. (WTNH) — A West Street home is uninhabitable after a stove fire overnight that dispatchers say sent one to the hospital and displaced those in its four units.

Firefighters in Seymour say they were dispatched to 165 West Street just before 1 a.m. for a fire called in by a homeowner.

With help from Oxford and Beacon Falls, firefighters say they had the flames under control by 3 a.m.

One occupant sustained minor burns to the shoulder. Firefighters say she was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. No other firefighters or residents were injured.

More than half of the home was seriously damaged, and all of the units are uninhabitable.

The American Red Cross was called in to help find accommodations for the five tenants and two cats that were displaced.

“Smoke alarms saved lives this morning when the alerted sleeping tenants of the fire,”  the fire department said in a release.

West Street was closed until just after 4 a.m.

The fire marshal was on-scene investigating through the morning. Dispatchers say the fire appears to have originated in one of the second floor apartments.

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