Two women were injured during an early-morning house fire in Stratford that was likely started by careless smoking.
Firefighters were dispatched to a fire call around 4:49 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, on Karen Avenue in Stratford, said Stratford Fire Chief Brain Lampart.
When firefighters arrived on the scene smoke was visible from the front door of the home and an active fire on a living room couch, Lampart said.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and removed two occupants from the home, one who was unresponsive, the chief said.
The injured women were treated at the scene before being transported to the hospital.
The investigation found that careless smoking on the couch is the most probable cause of this fire, Lambert said.
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