18 Displaced After Fire at Vacant New Haven Building Spreads

Eighteen people are displaced after a fire at a vacant building in New Haven spread to the house next door. 

Emergency crews responded to the 200 block of Blatchley Avenue just after 5 p.m. Sunday and found heavy fire on the second and third floor. 

The fire chief said the stairs of the vacant home were so badly burned that it was difficult for firefighters to get to flames and the roof collapsed. 

One firefighter suffered a minor back injury and was transported to be treated. 

No information was available on what caused the fire. Police were speaking with the only person seen coming out of the vacant home.

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