A firefighter was hurt battling a house fire in Southington overnight.
Southington Fire Captain Jimmy Paul said that crews responded to a two-story home at 78 Fleetwood Road around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday. When firefighters arrived they found the three occupants of the home outside safe.
Crews said a fire in the garage area was spreading up both stories of the the house.
The fire was under control by 1:48 a.m., Paul said. One firefighter injured an arm during the work, but has been released from the hospital and is expected to be OK.
Firefighters rescued two cats from the home and someone took out a third cat, which was safe.
The flames were so intense that they melted siding on a house next door.
Paul said it was not clear where the fire started. The home did have smoke detectors. The fire marshal is investigating the cause.