Two-alarm fire in New Haven claims one life


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – New Haven Fire Chief, John Alston confirmed to News 8 that an elderly woman has died following a fire in New Haven Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire at a home on 45 Mead Street just after 3 p.m. Thursday.

There were three people rescued from the multi-family home. Among them was 74-year-old Minnie Staggers, who was later pronounced dead at Yale New Haven Hospital according to fire officials.

Three firefighters received non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time.

This is a developing story. News 8 will bring you details as they become available.

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