Victim in fatal Bloomfield fire identified

BLOOMFIELD -- A fire that broke out overnight in Bloomfield left one person dead, according to police.

Police said that just after 12 a.m., they were called to Interfaith Homes on 7 Mountain Avenue on a report of smoke in the hallway.

Officials said the victim has been identified as Deborah Lue, 66.  She was the only person in apartment.

The cause of death was smoke Inhalation. The Fire Marshall determined the cause of the fire was smoking in the bed.

Bloomfield Fire Marshal, Bloomfield PD and CSP Fire and Explosives Investigation team were all involved in the investigation.

When officers arrived, they found an apartment in building 7 was on fire. The flames were seen in a second story window. Officers tried to get into the apartment, but were unable to head into the apartment due to the heavy smoke and flames. Police said they evacuated the building and Blue Hills Fire Department and Bloomfield Fire Department were able to extinguish the blaze.

According to police the building suffered heavy structural damage.

Residents who were displaced were assisted by the Red Cross.

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