WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — West Haven fire crews responded to a fire on Admiral Street Tuesday morning where they rescued children from the blaze.

The crews arrived to the scene around 10:30 a.m. While crews said they initially thought the fire began in the basement, they found a blaze developing at the rear of the house, taking hold of the wooden porches.

First responders entered the house and located the three children that were still in the first floor apartment that was beginning to fill with light smoke. The children were safely removed from the building, the West Haven Fire Department said.

Due to the extreme heat conditions, additional personnel responded to the scene, including the City of New Haven and Milford Fire departments, as well as on-duty personnel from Allingtown, West Haven Center, and West Shore fire districts.

After an hour and a half, officials said the fire was under control.

No injuries were sustained by fire fighters nor residents, and the Red Cross is assisting to relocate residents that were temporarily displaced.

The fire is currently under investigation by the fire marshal.

The WHFD encourages everyone to properly install smoke detectors in their homes to provide for the fire safety. Additionally, officials noted that heat-related illnesses can occur quickly during high heat and humid conditions, so it’s important to remain in a cool environment and restrain from strenuous activities outdoors.

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