Thea Digiammerino

Woman Injured in Bristol House Fire

A 52-year-old woman who was badly injured in a fire at a home in Bristol late Tuesday night is in stable condition, according to the fire marshal.

Fire officials said crews responded to the home at 38 Colony St. around 11:20 p.m.

Police officers found the woman inside, with burns and suffering from smoke inhalation.

LifeStar flew her to the Bridgeport Burn Unit and she has been upgraded from critical to stable condition.

"She was badly burned, smoke inhalation. She was conscious on scene though," explained Bristol Fire Marshal Robert Grimaldi.

Neighbors said the woman is wheelchair-bound and lives with her elderly mother, who was not home when the fire started.

Two Bristol police officers suffered smoke inhalation. One was treated on scene and the other was treated and released from Bristol Hospital.

Firefighters contained the flames to the living room. A small tabletop tree was found in the area where the fire started, but investigators do not know what caused the fire.

The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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