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Officials investigating 5th fire death in CT this week

March 29, 2019

Another person has died in a Connecticut house fire.

It was the fifth fire death in the state in less than a week.

Officials in Somers are investigating the cause of a house fire that killed one and injured two firefighters late Thursday afternoon, according to WTNH.

The blaze was reported at around 6:30 p.m. at a home on Juniper Hill Drive, WTNH said.

A neighbor who was outside grilling told WTNH that he heard and explosion and the house “immediately” burst into flames. Fire departments from multiple towns raced to the scene to help with the two-alarm blaze.

One person who officials have not yet named died in the fire.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the blaze. State fire authorities and the local Fire Marshal are investigating the cause.

The blaze happened hours after a house fire in Danielson killed one.

Last Saturday, three people were killed in a house fire on O’Neill Road in Oxford.