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Man Burned In Colchester House Fire

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COLCHESTER, Conn. (AP) _ A man pulled from a house fire in Colchester has been flown to a Rhode Island hospital with serious burns.

Firefighters tell WFSB-TV that a second person at the house on Windham Avenue was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, apparently suffering from a diabetic emergency. Authorities have not released the names or conditions of either victim.

The home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Because the home is located in a rural area of town, firefighters had to truck water to the scene to fight the fire. Firefighters and investigators remained at the scene Tuesday morning.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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