2 residents, 3 firefighters injured at house fire in Stonington

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STONINGTON -- A total of five people were injured, one critically, at the scene of a house fire Thursday morning.

The fire happened around 7:30 a.m. on Pequot Trail.

Two residents were injured and made it out of the house, according to Old Mystic Fire Department Deputy Chief Bob Sullivan. One of them was critically injured, but family members told FOX 61 they are both expected to be okay.

Sullivan also said the three firefighters were at the hospital being checked out for minor injuries. One of the firefighters was seen being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters in town and from surrounding towns battled the flames, but when the smoke cleared the home was a total loss. That means seven people are now without a house.

Dwayne Allen said his parents built the house.

"We lived in the basement, then they built the top half out of wood," Allen said.  "It's just a shame, they put so much hard work and money into this, they put their life into it, they put their time into this."

The cause of the fire is unclear at this time.