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3 Firefighters Taken to Hospital After Fire at Sushi Restaurant in New Haven

Three firefighters were taken to the hospital after responding to a two-alarm fire at a sushi restaurant on Elm Street in New Haven.

Firefighters were called to the Kumo sushi bar after getting a report of a fire there shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Two of the firefighters who were taken to the hospital suffered heat exhaustion and one sustained cuts from broken glass. None of the injuries are life-threatening, according to officials.

Officials said the fire appears to have started in the basement of the restaurant and spread to the first floor.

There are apartments above the restaurant, according to firefighters, and a family was evacuated from the fourth floor. Officials said residents should be able to return to their homes after the fire marshal checks them.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters urge residents to check their smoke detectors to ensure that they are working and to make sure you do not leave candles lit. They also urge residents to turn off the stove, iron, or anything else that could cause a fire. 

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