Elderly Man Seriously Hurt in North Canaan Blaze

An elderly resident was airlifted to Hartford Hospital for treatment of burns on his face after his home burst into flames in North Canaan on Wednesday afternoon, according to fire officials at the scene.

Firefighters said they found the man outside the home on Salisbury Road when they arrived shortly before 3:30 p.m. The resident was taken by ambulance to Sharon Hospital, then airlifted to Hartford Hospital for further treatment.

Fire ravaged the home over a period of several hours. Officials said the house is a loss.

The state fire marshal arrived on the property Wednesday evening to investigate the cause of the blaze.

Authorities have not publicly identified the fire victim or released any additional information on his condition.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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