Firefighting

Woman Critical, Two Firefighters Injured in CT Fire

A woman was critically injured in a Bridgeport (CT) house fire that also sent two firefighters to the hospital.

The victim, who is in her mid-30s, suffered smoke inhalation, according to a report from the Connecticut Post (http://bit.ly/wDZ8Ux). The two firefighters suffered first- and second-degree burns; one had been discharged as of Thursday night, while the other firefighter was in stable condition.

The fire occurred around 3 p.m. in a 2 1/2-story, wood frame home. Fire engulfed the ground floor and poured out of a side bay window, according to fire officials. The flames then extended up the walls to the gutters that run along the roof.

The victim escaped to the backyard where she was found by firefighters.

The two firefighters had made entry to the structure and were on the first floor when the room reportedly flashed over. The crew members then made their way out of the house.