By NBC Connecticut:
Four firefighters and one occupant were injured during a house fire in Meriden on Saturday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to a three-story home on the corner of Broad Street and Bunker Avenue just before 4 p.m.
Heavy fire could be seen coming from the side porch. It rapidly spread through the first and second floors.
Bystanders helped some residents escape, but one remained on the second floor when smoke became too thick.
“Eventually, over ground, ladders went in and were able to pull that victim out of the building. He was transported to a local hospital and his condition is unknown at this point,” Meriden Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Dunn said.
On Sunday, Dunn said the man who was found unconscious on the third floor of the burning home remains in critical, but stable condition at Jacobi Medical Center in New York. He is receiving hyperbaric treatment.
Four firefighters were transported to area hospitals to be treated for various injuries including burns, cardiac issues and smoke inhalation. Officials said two of the firefighters who sustained burns have been released from the hospital, but will require further treatment.
The two other firefighters that were taken to the hospital were treated for smoke inhalation and cardiac exertion, authorities said. Those firefighters were released and cleared to return to work.
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