A Naugatuck man was hospitalized after a fire in his home on Culver Street Monday.
Firefighters responded to 44 Culver Street around 8 a.m.
"All of a sudden, I saw the room fill up with smoke," said Barbara Leary, who lives in the home.
She was able to get out of the house, but her husband was trapped on the second floor and needed to be rescued by firefighters, Leary said.
"They took him in an ambulance. He has kidney disease and other health issues," Leary said.
Leary's husband was being treated for smoke inhilation at a local hospital, according to fire officials.
The first and second floors of the home were extensively damaged by the fire, officials said. The cause is under investigation.