Woman Hurt in Norwich Fire Dies

A 64-year-old Norwich woman who was severely injured during a fire at her apartment building on Nov. 30 has died.

Judith Evans received third degree burns and suffered from smoke inhalation. She was taken to Bridgeport Hospital by Lifestar helicopter and died Saturday night.

The early morning fire Sunday in Norwich displaced more than 30 people and injured two firefighters. It took six hours for the fire department to bring the fire under control in the more than 100-year old three-story building at 231 Central Ave, during which, two firefighters were also hurt.

The building was demolished last week.

Seven families lived in the multiple-unit apartment building, which is above the Sunshine Farms store. 

Two Norwich firefighters were hurt when they slipped down a wet ladder on their way out of a third-floor window, officials said. They have since been released from William W. Backus Hospital, where they were treated.

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