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3 Firefighters Injured Battling New Haven House Fire

Dozens of firefighters responded to a house fire in New Haven early Wednesday morning and three suffered minor injuries while battling the blaze.

Approximately 60 firefighters were called to the home on Elm Street around 12:40 a.m.

When crews arrived, they found heavy fire showing from the second floor and rear of the house. The five people who were inside of the home were able to get out safely, fire officials said.

Shortly after arrival, the rear stairs of the home began burning and then the third floor of the home reignited, according to firefighters.

The fire began to spread to the home next door. Crews were able to get a line up quickly and saved the other house. There was no interior damage, authorities added.

Three firefighters were transported to the hospital to be treated for minor burns and other minor injuries. One other person was also taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, fire officials said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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