Man in Critical Condition Due to Smoke Inhalation From Fire in New Haven Home

A man in his 40s is in the hospital in critical condition after firefighters found him unconscious in a fire at his home in New Haven.

Firefighters found the man unconscious toward the back of his home when they responded to a fire at 20 Marie Street. He suffered smoke inhalation and crews were able to resuscitate him so that he regained consciousness.

Investigators believe the fire started in the kitchen, but the cause remains under investigation.

Damage was visible on the outside of the home, including a broken front window and large hole in the side of the house.

"That's overhaul where we try to pull part of the building apart where we try to find hidden fire, but the hole you're seeing is actually from the fire," New Haven Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Marcarelli said.

Authorities said the fire did extensive damage to the interior of the home, as well, but they don't believe it is a total loss.

The resident injured, who hasn't been identified and is the sole occupant of the home, is recovering in an area hospital and is listed in critical condition.

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