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Elderly Woman Killed in Conn. House Fire

(Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016)

An elderly woman was killed and two other people were hurt in an overnight fire in Danbury.

Fire officials said the flames broke out just after midnight at an apartment building on Stevens Street.

The victim was found on the first floor.

A man in his 60s was able to climb on to a first floor roof and was rescued by firefighters. He suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation, according to fire officials.

Firefighters also rescued another woman who suffered burns and smoke inhalation, though not as severe as the man's injuries.

Both were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Eight other people, including four children, were able to escape without injury. They are being assisted by the Red Cross.

Two firefighters were also taken to the hospital. One had a medical issue and was released. A second firefighter was evaluated for an orthopedic issue.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by both local and state fire officials.

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