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Man Killed in Enfield House Fire; 3 Others Hospitalized

A man is dead and three other people had to be rescued by firefighters after a fire at a home in Enfield Friday morning.

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

"I saw the flames going off, and I went to the neighbor’s house," said neighbor Doug Worthington. "I ran back in the house to get the phone, and I called 911."

Fire officials said five people were inside the home at the time. Firefighters rescued two women and a child, who were all rushed to the hospital. The man was found dead inside the home.

A fifth person was able to self-evacuate from the first floor.

One of the female victims was taken to Springfield Hospital then airlifted to Boston for further treatment. The other woman is currently in stable condition at Springfield hospital.

The child continues to receive care at an area hospital. The child's condition was not released.

None of the victims have been publicly identified at this time.

The state fire marshal's office and the Connecticut State Police Fire Explosion Unit are assisting with the investigation into the cause.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Editor's Note: Firefighters initially identified the home as being 11 Windsor Street. It is actually 11 Alden Avenue. The story above has been updated to reflect this information.

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