MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) _ Meriden fire officials say neighbors rescued a woman from a blaze but were turned back by thick smoke and were unable to save an unidentified man.

The Hartford Courant reports  that Meriden firefighters found the man on the second floor and paramedics treated him at the scene on Saturday evening. Fire Chief James Trainor says he died at MidState Medical Center in Meriden.

Firefighters did not identify the man or the injured woman.

The fire was reported at about 5:15 p.m.

Neighbors who rescued the woman told firefighters the smoke was already heavy when they went up the stairs.
Information from: The Hartford Courant,

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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