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Two people injured in Watertown house fire

Two people were taken to the hospital after a house fire in Watertown Thursday evening.
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 8:18 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 11:15 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, CT (WFSB) - Two people were taken to the hospital after a house fire in Watertown Thursday evening.

Police said the fire is in the area of Litchfield Road and Judd Farm Road.

When crews arrived at the home around 4:45 p.m. it was fully engulfed in flames.

Judd Farm Road is closed at Litchfield Road, said police.

Fire officials have been here for over 5 hours. They are still looking through the debris. A lot of the house seems to be burnt. A car in front was also caught in the flames and is partially melted.

Around 5 today, flames ripped through a home on route 63. Shane Gagnon was just driving by.

“Turned the corner and I saw flames coming out of the house I had no second thought to pull over and make sure everyone was alright,” said Gagnon.

Gagnon parked and ran towards the house. He says one of the owners told him the wife and pets were still inside. So, he went in, grabbed the dogs and led the woman outside.

“She was definitely out of breath. She was definitely shooken up a lot. But other than she seemed ok. But it def happened fast and everything went well,” said Gagnon.

Gagnon wasn’t alone, luckily Angel Pemberton was also with him

“What if we were in that predicament, a fire? We would want someone to come help us and take our animals, kids, all that are good,” said Pemberton.

Luckily the two people are expected to be ok. They have non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A GoFundMe has been started to help the family. Find it here.