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Firefighter injured in blaze that damaged multiple homes in New London – Hartford Courant

Firefighters responded early Monday morning to a multi-house fire that tore through the Neptune Park area of ​​New London.

A house on Mott Avenue was completely destroyed in the blaze which spread to at least five other homes, according to New London Police Chief Thomas Curcio.

Curcio said the house where the fire started was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene following reports of a fire. Shortly after, several calls went out reporting fires in nearby homes.

“The wind that blows [the fire] started fires in other homes,” Curcio said. “The wine carried burning embers to the houses opposite.”

Two houses behind the house were damaged along with at least three to four other houses. City and fire officials had to shut off power to an entire grid in the area as they battled the blazes, Curcio said.

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A firefighter was injured battling the blaze, suffering a knee injury. He was taken by ambulance to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Curcio said.

No residents were injured in any of the fires. A man was in one of the houses that caught fire but escaped to safety, Curcio said.

People who live in the house where the fire broke out were not home at the time of the fire, but returned to New London this week to celebrate Thanksgiving, Curcio said.

Investigators did not know what caused the fire.

“It’s going to take a long time to investigate this and figure this out,” Curcio said.

Firefighters and emergency medical responders were at the scene from Groton, Norwich, Poquonnock Bridge and Mohegan Tribe counties, Curcio said.

“It’s going to be an extended, multi-day effort,” the chief said.