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    6 Firefighters Injured Battling Blaze
    NBCConnecticut.com
    Six firefighters were injured while battling a fire at 768 Pearl Lake Road in Waterbury.

    Six firefighters were sent to Saint Mary's Hospital after fire broke out at a Waterbury home on Thursday morning.

    Around 10 a.m., crews responded to the fire at 768 Pearl Lake Road and Battalion Chief Bob Stoeckert said the firefighters were putting on masks and getting ready to go inside when fire was blown down on them.

    Some of the firefighters suffered minor burns and others were treated for heat exhaustion, but none of the injuries are life-threatening.

    Some will be returning to work, but others are being placed off duty.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation, but authorities said it started toward the back of the home, which is now uninhabitable.

    Joe Cegelka, a neighbor, rushed home after his wife heard the fire start and called him.

    "I understand, from what my wife told me, it started in the garage and there was some cars stored back there. That's all I know," he said.