Man Upgraded After Marlborough Fire

A man is has been upgraded from critical condition to fair after a Tuesday night fire in Marlborough that posed many challenges for firefighters.

The long, narrow and unplowed driveway created problems, which were magnified by a lack of fire hydrants. Firefighters had to truck in water.

Firefighters received the call for help at Chapman Road at around 11:21 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters returned to the scene Wednesday night for additional flare-ups and flooding.  

It took firefighters almost two hours for firefighters to get the fire under control Tuesday. The house could not be saved and must be condemned.

One person in the house was able to get himself out, but only after suffering first-, second- and third-degree burns.

The man's name has not been released. He remains at Bridgeport Hospital.

The Marlborough fire marshal will spend Wednesday at the scene of the fire and searching for possible causes. At this point, it appears to be accidental.

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