House fire in Danbury, Connecticut leaves 1 dead, 2 critically hurt

DANBURY, Connecticut (WABC) -- One person is dead and two others critically injured after fire burned through a home in Danbury, Connecticut early Wednesday.

The three-alarm fire broke out shortly after midnight at the two-story home on Stevens Street. A woman was found dead on the second floor.

Firefighters rescued an elderly man who climbed out a window onto the first floor roof. He was severely burned and was taken to Danbury Hospital in critical condition.

Another woman who escaped the blaze on her own is also in critical condition in the hospital burn unit.

Four adults and four children got out unharmed and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

Dozens of firefighters battled the blaze for several hours and brought it under control by 3:14 a.m.

Two firefighters sustained minor injuries, and were treated and released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by state and local fire marshals.

The identities of the victims have not yet been released.

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