EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — More than one dozen people have been displaced and two were injured after a fire at an East Haven condo complex Wednesday evening.
Fire crews said the blaze broke out in a condo on 23 Green Garden Ct.
Officials said the fire caused extensive damage to the unit. East Haven’s fire chief told News 8 they were able to get to the scene quickly because the department is just around the corner, but it was already fully involved on the first and second floors when crews arrive.
He said one firefighter was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital with a serious arm injury. He is listed in stable condition.
Officers were able to pull one person from the burning home and transport them to Yale New Haven Hospital for evaluation. Officials say two people lived in the home. The second occupant was able to get out safely on their own before fire crews arrived.
East Haven Police Department reported the fire “created extensive structural damage, forcing multiple units to evacuate.”
Fire Chief Matthew Marcarelli said, “One civilian was transported to the hospital. One civilian was placed in police custody possibly related to the fire. And one firefighter sustained a serious arm injury and has been transported to Yale New Haven Hospital.”
EHPD explained, “A female occupant of the involved unit was found to have several unrelated active arrest warrants and was taken into custody at the scene.”
Chief Marcarelli reports fourteen people have been displaced at the complex and are being assisted by the Red Cross.
A large number of emergency vehicles are on the scene. The area is closed off at this time.
No word yet on the cause of the fire. The fire marshal has been called in to investigate.
Anyone with information is asked to contact (203) 468-3820.