One person dead, firefighter injured after Shelton fire

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SHELTON — A person has died after a fire ripped through a Shelton building at 33 Hull Street early Saturday morning.

Shelton Fire Marshal James Tortora says the call came in around 5 a.m. to a commercial building with a fire on the 4th floor.  Fire crews from Derby and Monroe also assisted on scene.

Randol Rios, 69, of Shelton, was discovered at the foot of the building. He was badly burned and injured. He worked at the Machine Builders of New England who occupied the 4th floor. Shelton detectives say he had jumped from the 4th floor to escape the fire. Rios was taken to Bridgeport Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A firefighter was also injured by falling debris from the fire. He was taken to Yale-New Haven hospital and was later released.

The fire is currently under investigation by the Shelton Police Department, Shelton Fire Marshal’s Officer, and the State Fire Marshal’s office.

Hull Street is expected to be closed for a good part of the day.

Stay with Fox 61 for any updates.