House fire extinguished in Derby - WFSB 3 Connecticut

House fire extinguished in Derby

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DERBY, CT (WFSB) -

A family was displaced after a fire caused extensive damage to their home in Derby early Tuesday morning.

The fire was reported at a home on Park Avenue before 7:30 a.m., and when emergency officials arrived at the scene, they said heavy smoke and fire was coming from the second floor.

The homeowner, Gloria Walker, said her husband woke her up and the house was in flames.

"I heard him saying, 'Fire! Fire,'" Walker said. "So I got up."

Walker, her daughter and her 11-year-old granddaughter were in the home when the fire broke out.

Her daughter suffered a cut to the arm while escaping the home from the second floor window.

"Everybody got out and we're thankful for that. We thank God for that," Walker said. "People might not understand but you still have to count it joy."

Crews from multiple towns including Shelton were called to the area to assist Derby in fighting the fire. However, the fire was knocked down quickly, officials said.

The fire remains under investigation.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family and helping them find a place to stay.

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