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Woman Dies In Danbury House Fire Overnight; 10 Others Escape

Firefighters respond to a three-alarm blaze at 9 Stevens St. in Danbury just after midnight. Photo Credit: Danbury Fire Department
Firefighters respond to a three-alarm blaze at 9 Stevens St. in Danbury just after midnight. Photo Credit: Danbury Fire Department
Firefighters respond to a three-alarm blaze at 9 Stevens St. in Danbury just after midnight. Photo Credit: Danbury Fire Department

DANBURY, Conn. — A woman was killed in an overnight house fire early Wednesday in Danbury, but 10 other residents escaped the blaze, fire officials said.

Firefighters responded to the two-story home at 12:31 a.m. Wednesday to 9 Stevens St., near the fire headquarters, to multiple 911 calls, Assistant Fire Chief Mark Omasta said in a statement.

The home was heavily involved in fire when units arrived, Omasta said.

Firefighters rescued an elderly man who had escaped to a first floor roof through a window, Omasta said. He sustained burns and smoke inhalation and was transported to Danbury Hospital, Omasta said.

EMS transported a second patient, a woman with burns and smoke inhalation who escaped the structure on her own, Omasta said.

While searching the home, fire crews found a woman on the second floor who had died, Omasta said.

Eight other occupants — four adults and four children — escaped the flames on their own with no injuries, Omasta said.

Two firefighters were transported to Danbury Hospital, with non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

The three-alarm fire was determined under control at 3:14 a.m. and is under investigation by the Danbury Fire Marshal’s division with assistance from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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