Woman dies following fire at Hamden apartment building

New Haven

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)– One woman has died following a fire at an apartment building in Hamden Thursday night.

Firefighters from Hamden and mutual aid companies responded to the scene of a third alarm structure fire at an apartment building on 95 Kaye Vue Drive just before 8:30 p.m. The fire started in a top-floor apartment and was seen coming out from the third-story window.

Reports say as firefighters were setting up a hose line up the stairwell to the third-floor apartment, they encountered heavy fire and smoke conditions.

Hamden Fire Chief Gary Mwerde said firefighters pulled Cherie Adamczyk, 56, out from that apartment and transported her to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Adamczyk later succumbed to her burn injuries and smoke inhalation at the hospital.

A 21-year-old male was located and rescued from one of the third-floor apartments. He was treated for smoke inhalation on the scene and is reported to be doing just fine.

One witness, Cecilia Boaheng, described the fire as scary, saying it just kept getting higher and higher.

Friday morning showed nine dwelling units were declared uninhabitable due to fire, smoke, and water damage.

The fire has been knocked down. The fire marshal is on the scene investigating the cause.

The Red Cross and American Medical Response were also on the scene to help residents.

This is an active investigation by Hamden Fire Department. Stay up to date at WTNH.com and the News 8 app.

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