Three-alarm fire damages 3 Milford condo units, displaces residents

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Fire crews battled a three-alarm fire at a condo complex in Milford Sunday evening.

Firefighters were to 267 Melba Street at 5:50 p.m. for a fire on the second floor of a three-story condominium complex. They found a large volume of fire that extended up the side of the building to the third floor attic.

Firefighters used an aggressive interior counterattack with multiple hose lines to advance into the building. It took fire crews from Milford, West Haven, and Stratford to extinguish the flames. It took them about 40 minutes.

Some firefighters sustained minor injuries from slipping on ice while fighting the blaze.
Some firefighters sustained minor injuries from slipping on ice while fighting the blaze.

Occupants of the complex safely got out before fire crews arrived. The fire damaged three units, displacing six people. Two dogs were found dead in a unit after the fire was put out. A cat was was found suffering from smoke inhalation but was treated on scene and taken for care by Milford Animal Control.

Over 30 firefighters responded to the incident and minor injuries were reported due to fire crews falling on the ice during the operation. The Red Cross of Milford was on scene providing assistance for occupants who were displaced by the fire.

The Milford Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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