Woman dies in Guilford house fire

New Haven

GUILFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– A Guilford woman has died after a fire broke out in her home Wednesday night.

Police and fire crews responded to a single family, two story house at 2053 Long Hill Road around 8 p.m. Fire officials say upon arrival, the homeowner told them that he attempted to put out the fire on the first floor, but he was overcome with smoke and had to exit the home. He told firefighters that he believed his wife was inside.

Firefighters went into the home and found 62-year-old Joan Andrews still on the first floor. She was taken to Yale- New Haven Hospital, where she later died of her injuries.

No one else suffered any injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.Related: Guilford house fire sends person to hospital

Police, fire crews and the state fire marshal were at the home throughout the night and into the morning hours.

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