5 people, including cancer patient, hurt in Stonington fire - WFSB 3 Connecticut

5 people, including cancer patient, hurt in Stonington fire

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A fire broke out at a home in Stonington Thursday morning that left five people, including a cancer patient, hurt.

Dispatchers confirmed to Eyewitness News that flames erupted on Pequot Trail just before 7:25 a.m.

Pequot Trail was closed at Al Harvey Road.

A total of seven people were inside the home at the time and were able to get out. However, two of them needed medical help.

"We had a very high fire load, we had a failure of the floor so we couldn't do an interior attack, we had to stay outside," said Deputy Fire Chief Robert Sullivan.

Police said one victim had to be removed from the home. They said the victim was in cardiac arrest and suffered serious injuries. The person, a cancer patient, was transported to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.

Three firefighters were also hurt. Officials said they suffered strains and have been released from the hospital.

Five fire companies responded to the scene.

Water had to be trucked to the scene because there are no hydrants in the area.

The fire continued to smolder as of 10 a.m.

A bulldozer was eventually brought in to knock what was left of the house down.

The fire has not been deemed suspicious at this time.

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