One person was taken to the hospital after a house fire in Hamden on Thursday morning.
Firefighters were called to 4400 Whitney Ave. a fire around 11:45 a.m. after receiving an emergency call from a man in the home.
Upon arrival, firefighters located the unidentified man, who "was able to self-rescue and escaped with burns and smoke inhalation," Hamden Fire Marshal Brian Dolan said.
One resident of the home was treated at the scene and transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital "for further treatment and evaluation," Dolan said.
One civilian injury reported, home resident treated at scene and transported to YNHH. #Hamden structure fire UC. Marshal investigating.— Hamden Fire Dept (@HamdenFireDept) July 27, 2017
Firefighters "encountered a heavy volume of fire at the front doorway leading to the living room." The firefighters were able to contain the fire to the living room, Dolan said. There were heat and smoke damage "evident throughout the first floor," Dolan said.
The bulk of the fire was knocked down just before 12:30 p.m.
Route 10, which is also known as Whitney Avenue, was closed between Lovig Lane and Willow Street until around 12:30 p.m. Drivers were "rerouted through narrow residential streets around the emergency scene," Dolan said.
Rt 10 Whitney ave shut down between lovig lane and willow st. @HamdenFireDept with structure fire.— HAMDEN POLICE - CT (@HAMDENPOLICECT) July 27, 2017
Dolan said he has "determined the origin of the fire to be a recently installed propane supplied fireplace insert." The "exact cause of the fire" is under investigation, Dolan said.
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