NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Fire officials in New Haven responded to two separate fires on Bishop Street and State Street on Friday night, according to authorities.
The fire that erupted at a multi-family home at Bishop Street displaced at least 12-15 people, according to New Haven Fire Department officials.
Officials said the fire was contained to the basement but there was smoke damage throughout the home. One person was transported to the hospital for evaluation, according to fire officials.
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Fire officials said there appeared to be 12-15 people displaced by the fire but crews are working to confirm the totals. Officials said no one was injured in the Bishop Street fire.
The New Haven Fire Department was called to a second fire on 952 State Street at 9:25 p.m. Friday night. Fire officials reported smoke on the second floor.
The fire chief battalion told News 8 that crews got the State Street fire under control quickly – in about 24 minutes.
Assistant fire chief Justin McCarthy said the two fires were not connected.
The fire on Bishop Street was ruled intentional and one person was arrested while the fire on State Street was ruled to be electrical in nature.