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.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.