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Three Firefighters Burned While Battling Blaze in New London

NBC Connecticut logo NBC Connecticut 5/1/2022
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Three firefighters suffered burn injuries while fighting a blaze involving two homes in New London, officials said.

Police said the fire was near the intersection of Fuller Street and Colman Street. Numerous emergency service vehicles were in the area.

The fire department said two homes were on fire when they arrived at the scene. They believe the wind carried the flames from one home to another next door.

Three responding firefighters received first and second degree burns on their face and neck. They were treated at the scene and later released, authorities said.

At least five people are displaced as a result of the fire, according to officials.

The scene of the structure fire is now under control.

Colman Street was closed to traffic between Jefferson Avenue and Walden Street. The area has since reopened.

The fire broke out at approximately 9:35 a.m. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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