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One person seriously injured in early morning New London fire

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New London — One person was hospitalized with serious injuries sustained in a fire early Wednesday at 500 Pequot Ave.

New London firefighters were called to the scene of the waterfront home at 3:34 a.m. Fire officials said one person was removed from the home and taken by ambulance for treatment at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. The victim, suffering from possible burns and smoke inhalation, later was flown to Bridgeport Hospital, which is home to the Connecticut Burn Center.

The person was still in critical condition as of Wednesday night.

"They got there around 3:30 this morning, and there was a report of somebody trapped in a portion of the house," New London fire Chief Thomas Curcio said Wednesday night. Firefighters "had to force entry. They removed the victim, started CPR and transported him to the hospital."

Further details on the extent of the fire or the patient’s condition were not immediately available. The fire marshal’s office is investigating.


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