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Women trapped in burning Ansonia home rescued by responding officers

Ansonia police and fire crews were called to a home on Spring Street. The caller reported her house was on fire and she was trapped.
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ANSONIA, Conn. — Two women were rescued from a house fire in Ansonia Tuesday evening, local responders said.

Ansonia police and fire crews were called to a home on Spring Street. The caller reported her house was on fire and she was trapped.

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Two police sergeants forced entry into the burning home along with the Ansonia fire chief. They found two women, one of them 90-years-old. They were safely evacuated from the home, police said.

Both officers were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation along with one of the residents.

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The 90-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries and has since been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it is not believed to be suspicious police said.

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