One man was injured when he tried to put out a fire Thursday that caused significant damage to a house at 93 Holmes Ave., Darien police said.
Police gave this description of the incident:
Police and firefighters were called to the fire at 12:51 p.m., and when they arrived, flames could be seen on the front porch, the porch roof, on the wall at the front of the house and near an upstairs window.
A woman, 55, and man, 18, were on the front porch, leaving the house as police arrived. A third person, the 55-year-old man, was inside, using water to try to put the fire out.
Police also started to fight the fire, using fire extinguishers, but that didn’t work. Firefighters from Noroton Heights, Noroton and Darien fire departments arrived and were able to contain most of the fire at the front part of the house. The interior still received smoke damage.
The 55-year-old man, a resident of the house, received burns on his forehead and hands, and he seemed to be suffering from smoke inhalation, so he was taken by Darien EMS-Post 53 to Stamford Hospital. Police didn’t report any injuries to firefighters.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation as of late Monday afternoon.