NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — One woman was transported to the hospital after a heavily-involved fire in New Haven Friday afternoon.
The fire broke out on Farren Ave. at around 4 p.m. Several witnesses reported hearing explosions.
According to the Fire Department, the first floor of the building collapsed during the fire. The woman was transported to Yale-New Haven hospital before being transferred to the Bridgeport burn center. Police said she was alert and talking as she was being taken away from the scene.
Police are unsure how many people were in the building when the fire broke out. According to residents, there was a business on the first floor where the fire broke out and residents lived on the second and third floors of the building.
“I went downstairs and looked at the smoke, and I heard this noise, ‘boom, boom,’” said Dakshesh Patel, who lives on the second floor of the building. Patel said he grabbed his car keys and ran outside.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.