Man suffers smoke inhalation after fire breaks out in Hamden home

(WTNH/ George Roelofsen)

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)- A man suffered smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in his Hamden home Wednesday morning.

The fire department says that crews responded to the fire at the home at 567 Hartford Turnpike around 5:40 a.m. Upon arrival, crews saw smoke coming from the front door, with fire breaking throw a front window.

Fire crews were able to determine that all family members got safely out of the home before they arrived. The fire was declared under control around 6:06 a.m. and confined to the room it started in. There was, however, heat and smoke damage throughout the ranch style house.

An investigation by the Fire Marshal revealed that the 37-year-old male homeowner was awoken by clicking noises coming from the family’s meditation room. When he looked inside, he saw smoke and flames, so he quickly evacuated his wife, daughters and elderly father. While he did attempt to put out the fire with an extinguisher, the heat and smoke made that impossible.

The man was treated for smoke inhalation but declined being transported to the hospital. There were no other injuries reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The displaced family will be staying with relatives while their home is repaired.

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