WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– A firefighter and two others were hurt in a West Haven house fire that left eight people without a home Thursday.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at 253 Park Street after the call came in around 8 p.m. Officials say there was heavy fire in the third floor apartment of the three family home.

One firefighter had to be taken to the hospital for observation for smoke inhalation but is expected to be OK. Two others were also hospitalized with smoke inhalation. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

Eight people who lived in the residence are now displaced, along with some animals including dogs, cats and rabbit. The Red Cross is assisting the victims of the fire and West Haven Animal Control responded to take care of the animals. Fire officials say while some of the animals died in the fire, many of them were also rescued.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.