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Fire in New Haven elderly housing building leaves 90-year-old dead, several displaced

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NEW HAVEN--An elderly man is dead after a fire broke out in his apartment building in New Haven Thursday evening.

The fire is in a four-story building with 22 units, and is located at 91 Rosette St. The building is called the Robeson Elderly Housing, and it serves elderly and disabled residents in New Haven.

Assistant Chief Matt Marcarelli confirms to FOX 61 that a 90-year-old was killed in the fire, but the man's name is being withheld until his family is notified.

The fire started on one of the upper floors, and was brought under control quickly.

Initially, fire officials said one person was taken to the hospital with injuries, but we now know that victim has died. It's also not known if the victim was in the apartment in which the fire started.

Several families were also displaced from their homes due to the damage from the fire, so buses were brought in to take them to another location. The Red Cross is assisting.

Stay with FOX 61 as the story develops.

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