A police officer was taken to the hospital after going into a burning house in New Haven on Monday morning to see if anyone was inside.
The Howard Avenue house that caught fire sometime before 5:30 a.m. on Monday was supposed to be empty, officials said.
The police officer who was injured was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
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Officials believe the fire started in the basement or first floor before spreading to all levels of the house.
Howard Avenue was closed, but has reopened.