Branford firefighters rush to early morning fire on South Montowese Street

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BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Firefighters are investigating to determine what may have caused a fire at a home on South Montowese Street early Tuesday morning.

At approximately 5:00 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to 70 South Montowese Street on a report of a fire at the home. Upon arrival, firefighters were able to quickly locate the fire in the basement and quickly contain it.

Police blocked off the roadway near Ark Street. According to Branford police, there were no injuries from this fire.

The house is a two-family home. There was no one on the bottom floor, but three people living on the top floor have been displaced. The upstairs residents said the working smoke detectors alerted them to the fire.

At 5:20 a.m., an officer on the scene told News 8 that the fire was under control. Firefighters have begun their investigation into what may have caused the fire.

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