A man in his 60s was taken to the Bridgeport Burn Unit to be treated for third-degree burns after being pulled from a burning house in Lebanon on Wednesday morning, and it's not clear where another resident is, officials said.
The two-story house at 644 Beaumont Highway was engulfed when firefighters responded, and a town department of public works crew had to come in and plow the driveway so firefighters could get inside, Fire Captain Alan Olenick, of the Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department, said.
The victim was transported to Windham Hospital, but then an ambulance brought the person to the burn unit at Bridgeport Hospital, officials said. He remains in critical condition as of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the hospital.
Olenick said firefighters were dispatched at 9:03 a.m. and crews found the victim inside, suffering from third-degree burns.
Officials from Bridgeport Hospital said early indications are that the victim is in critical condition. His name
It is not clear whether the person who is unaccounted for was in the home or not when fire broke out. Authorities are investigating.
Fire crews from Willimantic, Columbia, South Windham and Yantic all responded and Windham fire officials said."
The structure is a total loss," Olenick said.
Route 289 is closed, according to officials.