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Hamden firefighters battle a fire on Newhall Street, Saturday, February 2, 2019(Mike Howard/FOX61)

HAMDEN – Firefighters rescued three people from the second story of a burning home in Hamden Saturday morning.

The two-story house on Newhall Street was reported on fire shortly after 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Firefighters tell FOX61 the fire began in the basement. Four people were in the home; one escaped on their own, but three had to be rescued from the second floor by Hamden firefighters.

One person was transported to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation; he’s expected to be OK. Others had minor injuries that were treated on scene.

Parishioners from the Faith Tabernacle Church nearby provided emergency shelter for the displaced family and were assisted by the Hamden CERT team.

Red Cross representatives took over and arranged for emergency lodging for the family.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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