Fire Displaces 8 Adults on Whalley Avenue in New Haven

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    Alysha Pitcher
    A viewer submitted this photo of a fire on Whalley Avenue Tuesday morning.

    Eight people have been displaced by a two-alarm fire on Whalley Avenue in New Haven on Tuesday, according to the Red Cross.

    The Red Cross said the organization is providing eight adults with emergency housing arrangements. The fire broke out early Tuesday, closing Whalley Avenue for several hours while firefighters battled the flames.

    Six people living in the home made it out safely. One was taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, according to fire officials at the scene.

    Firefighters said the flames reportedly brooke out on a couch on the rear porch.