One dead, 2 firefighters injured in 2nd alarm house fire in Somers

Connecticut

SOMERS, Conn. (WTNH) – One person has died and two firefighters were injured in a second alarm fire in a Somers home on Thursday evening. 

The call came in at 6:28 p.m. and first responders from several towns including West Stafford, Tolland, Enfield, and Ellington reported to the fire on Juniper Hill Drive. That fire is now extinguished but crews have remained on scene into the overnight hours Friday. 

Fire officials say that one person has died in the blaze. Their identity has not yet been released. 

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were transported to the hospital. 

Kent Pierce@kentpierce8

Neighbors heard multiple explosions and saw fast moving flames devour the rear of this house. One person is dead, two firefighters were treated for minor injuries.

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A neighbor tells News 8 that he was outside grilling when he heard an explosion and the house went up in flames immediately.

Another neighbor said that they helped an elderly woman get out of the house, who was on oxygen. 

State Fire Marshal and Somers Fire Marshal are now investigating the cause of the fire.

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