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Fire damages Stratford home

Mother and baby taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation
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STRATFORD, Conn. — Fire damaged a home in Stratford Sunday morning. 

Emergency crews were called to 61 Henry Ave. around 10 am for a fire front bedroom on the third floor.  A resident said the fire started when a blanket caught on fire from a burning candle.

A 21-year-old female and the 2-month-old baby were transported to hospital for smoke inhalation and evaluation. The Red Cross said they were assisting 8 people from three families who were displaced by the fire.  

Brian Lampart, Stratford Fire Chief said 22 firefighters responded. Investigators will be looking into the cause of the fire. 

A GoFundMe account has been established for the family GoFundMe: Family Displaced After House Fire