21 displaced, firefighter hurt in 3-alarm blaze
NEW HAVEN — One firefighter was injured, another was being evaluated and a vacant house at 425 Howard Ave. was destroyed in a three-alarm fire early Saturday, according to Assistant Fire Chief Orlando Marcano.
Six families, including 21 adults and five children, were displaced from the two neighboring houses, one of which suffered damage to the third-floor roof, Marcano said.
The injured firefighter suffered a burn on his neck, Marcano said. Both firefighters are expected to recover fully, he said.
The first alarm sounded at 4:47 a.m., with two more to follow. The fire was put out by about 6:30 a.m., Marcano said. Fire companies from West Haven, East Haven and Hamden assisted in putting out the fire.
The house at 425 Howard Ave. was going to be razed Saturday, Marcano said.
New Haven Fire Department crews battle a house fire at 425 Howard Ave. early Saturday morning. Initial reports of flames visible on the second floor came in about 5 a.m. The homes on both sides had to be evacuated because the fire threatened to spread, according to WTNH.