Woman suffers smoke inhalation, 2 cats die in condo fire

A condominium owner suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to Bridgeport Hospital following a fire in her home Thursday morning.

A hospital spokesman said the woman was treated and released in good condition.

Two cats died of smoke inhalation, and a third cat survived, firefighters said.

The fire broke out Thursday morning at about 10:15 a.m. at 52 Greenview Lane, which is a condominium complex off Naugatuck Avenue. Fire Department Spokesman Greg Carman said the condominium owner was out and returned home to find a fire in her laundry/furnace room. She tried to put the fire out herself and then called 9-1-1, Carman said.

Fire damage was confined to the small room where the blaze started, but Carman said there was smoke damage throughout the unit, and now water damage as well.

There also was smoke damage in two units to the right and to a common stairwell, firefighters said.

A number of Milford fire trucks responded because of the size of the condominium complex, and Stratford and West Haven fire departments covered Milford’s stations while the fire was extinguished.

Carman said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.