94-Year-Old Woman and Son Hurt in East Hartford Fire

Two people, including an elderly woman, were pulled from a burning duplex in East Hartford and rushed to the hospital on Wednesday night, according to the fire department.

Fire Chief John Oates said crews were called to the duplex at 25-27 Higbie Drive around 10 p.m. and arrived to find flames engulfing the unit at 25 Higbie Drive.

Firefighters rescued a 94-year-old woman from unit 27 and pulled her son, who is in his 60s, from unit 25, according to Oates. Both were taken to Saint Francis Hospital.

The woman's injuries appear to be minor, while her son suffered burns and respiratory injuries. No information was available on Thursday morning about the extent of his injuries. 

The fire was under control by 11 p.m. and both sides of the duplex sustained heavy damage.

Crews are investigating to determine the cause of the fire, which they believe broke out in 25 Higbie Drive, according to Oates.

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