90-year-old man killed in New Haven 2-alarm fire

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven fire officials say a 90-year-old man was killed after fire broke out at an elderly housing complex on Thursday.

Around 5:30 p.m., officials say there was a two-alarm fire at an elderly housing complex at 91 Rosette Street in New Haven. The fire was knocked down, but one unconscious burn victim was taken to the hospital. Officials say the victim, a 90-year-old man, died at the hospital.

One other person suffered smoke inhalation, but officials say that person refused treatment.

Fire officials say the damage was confined to the man’s apartment unit of the Robeson Apartments. The fire started in the back bedroom.

The building is owned by Wendell Matthew Harp, the son of New Haven Mayor Toni Harp.

Fire officials are still investigating the fire. The man’s name has not yet been released.

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