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Fire Officials Identify Victims of Fatal Enfield House Fire

Fire officials have identified the victims of an Enfield house fire that left one man dead and two women and a child hospitalized.

Officials from the Thompsonville fire department said that just before 2 a.m. Friday flames broke out at 11 Alden Avenue on the second floor back porch of the two-family home.

Firefighters rescued two people from the second floor of the home, but one tenant was killed.

The victim killed in the fire has been identified as 21-year-old Jose Cotto. Cotto’s fiancée and 2-year-old daughter were rescued by firefighters and remain hospitalized. His mother, who was also inside the home at the time, was able to escape of her own power when a neighbor rushed to her aid and is receiving care at a local hospital.

Officials said 45 firefighters from multiple departments responded to the blaze, including crews from Thompsonville fire, North Thompsonville fire, Hazardville fire, Enfield fire, and Shaker Pines fire. The Longmeadow, Mass. fire department and Suffield Fire Department also responded to provide station coverage.

The state fire marshal's office and the Connecticut State Police Fire Explosion Unit are assisting with the investigation into the cause. Anyone with photos or video of the fire, or who witnessed it, is asked to contact Thompsonville Fire Department or Enfield police.

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