NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Fire crews battled a fire in the Quinnipiac Meadows section of the Elm City.

The fire broke out around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at 1116 Quinnipiac Ave. Fire officials quickly called for a second alarm with all crews responding.

According to fire officials, fire and smoke were showing from a distance with flames on the first floor.

New Haven Fire Chief John Alston told News 8, “We were hampered by not only icy road, high winds but we also had to have UI come in because power lines came down and started arching in front of the building preventing us from getting in the front of the building.”

10 people had to be rescued from the first and second floors. Five of them were sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The call initially came in as a basement fire. It’s currently under investigation.

Check back for updates as they become available.