1 person taken to hospital after fire at Middletown home

UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.:

One male occupant of the home received first- and second-degree burns, according to Middletown Fire Chief Paul Lolli.

The man is being treated at Atrium Medical Center.

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The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it appears a burning candle caught plastic on the wall on fire.

No other injuries were reported.

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Lolli said the home was undergoing renovations.

“Unfortunately this is a case where the residents tried to put out the fire before calling the fire department,” Lolli said.


Middletown emergency dispatchers confirmed to this news outlet that EMS crews are on the scene of a fire in the 1700 block of Taylor Avenue.

Reports of injuries and damages were not available dispatch said, and further information was not available as of 5:45 p.m.

Stay tuned to the Journal-News for more information as it becomes available.

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