One Man Rescued From House Fire in Hartford - NBC Connecticut

One Man Rescued From House Fire in Hartford



    A house fire in Hartford displaces 5 people who live in the house sending one to the hospital. (Published Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013)

    Firefighters rescued a man from a burning home in Hartford Sunday afternoon.

    According to fire officials, crews responded to a home at 19 Colebrook Street shortly after 3:00 p.m. and noticed someone trapped inside.

    "They came across a person in the the third floor window on the front of the building and used a ladder truck to rescue him from the burning building, there were flames right behind him,"
    said Fire Captain James McLoughlin.

    The man suffered smoke inhalation and minor cuts and bruises to his head. He was taken to St. Francis hospital.

    A firefighter was also transported to St. Francis for a medical condition.

    Fire officials said both appear to be doing well.

    Four other people live in the home, but were at a church service at the time of the fire.

    "When this happened I was at the pulpit preaching. I could have been laying up there in the house sleeping," said Bishop Louella Tate.

    Tate says if she hadn't decided to leave earlier she probably wouldn't' be here now, saying GOD saved her family.

    "If I had been home I would be dead. He saved my life. He saved my son's life too because we both would have been asleep, " she said.

    Fire officials said the fire appears to have started on the first floor, but the cause and origin of the fire is still under investigation.