Person taken to hospital after fire breaks out in New London home

New London

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH)– One person was taken to the hospital after a fire broke out in a New London home early Monday morning.

Police say that at around 5:45 a.m., officers and fire crews responded to the home at 40 Blackhall Street for a structure fire.

The fire came from the first floor and heavy smoke was observed on the upper floors.

According to police, the home was occupied and at least one person has been taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the blaze. There is no word on the person’s injuries or current condition at this time.

Battalion Chief Jonathan Paige of New London Fire Department said, “An occupant that exited the building notified me that there was someone trapped on the second floor…Crews located the victim on the second floor and removed them and a second person was transported that had escaped from the building prior to our arrival.”

Fire crews remain on scene, resulting in some road closures in the area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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