Firefighter Taken to the Hospital After Battling Blaze in Waterbury

A firefighter was taken to the hospital during a house fire in Waterbury Friday.

Firefighters were called to the three-story home on Linden Street around 2 p.m. When they arrived they found heavy fire on the first floor which extended into the walls of the upper floors. Witnesses said black smoke was visible from several streets away.

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During the call one firefighter was taken to the hospital. Fire officials did not comment on that person’s condition, but said the situation was not life-threatening. No other injuries were reported.

No one was home at the time, and crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading to other buildings. It took crews about an hour to get the blaze under control.

There is severe damage to the building.

It was not immediately clear how many people live in the home.

The fire marshal is on scene and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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