Several homes damaged in Waterbury fire

(WTNH/ReportIt/Estefania Rosa)

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)–A three-alarm fire spread to several homes on Lounsbury Street near South Main Street in Waterbury on Wednesday evening.

The fire was reported around 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

Four firefighters were hospitalized with smoke inhalation while battling the blaze. Everyone inside the homes is believed to have gotten out safely.

Wind appeared to be a big factor in the spread of the fire, as three houses were affected on one side of the street, and one on the other side. Water supply was also an issue, as firefighters had to choose which blaze to fight first.

“I saw people running out of their houses, grabbing all of their dogs and animals and trying to get out,” said Eric Melendez. “They grabbed as much as they could grab. It’s just sad.”

“When I looked out the window there were ashes all over and I started running,” Jose Segara said. “It was quick, it was real quick.”

Smoke could be seen for miles, including from Interstate-84.

Firefighters said they have the fire under control, but that it will be a while until the fires are completely out.

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