Firefighter Injured Battling Hamden Blaze

A firefighter was injured battling a blaze on Shepard Street in Hamden Thursday night.

The fire broke out at 132/134 Shepard Street around 5 p.m., according to officials. Arriving crews found heavy flames on the third floor of the multi-family home.

Firefighters from Hamden and New Haven responded to the scene.

A New Haven firefighter was taken the hospital for a minor shoulder injury, according to fire officials.

The third floor suffered heavy fire damage, and the lower levels had smoke and water damage. The home is currently uninhabitable.

No one was home at the time of the fire and no other injuries were reported. The homeowners, who had traveled out of state for the Thanksgiving holiday, are staying with relatives.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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