Update at 4:52 p.m. on June 27th:
A third adult is being helped by the American Red Cross with emergency housing, clothing and food needs after the fire on Green Street.
Update at 3:29 p.m. on June 27th:
The American Red Cross is helping two person with emergency housing, clothing and food needs after the fire on Green Street.
The Red Cross also provided a comfort kit, containing age and gender appropriate personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a person might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire.
Update at 3:19 p.m. on June 27th:
A Milford Police officer working a construction job nearby rushed to the scene and assisted in pulling people out of the Green Street residence.
A citizen walking in downtown Milford saw smoke coming from the third floor of 12-14 Green Street and called the police on a cell phone. At the time, the people living on the second floor didn't know that their house was on fire.
received the call at 11:35 a.m. and rushed to the scene. Fortunately, everyone made it out of the house safely.
Captain Christopher Zak explained that the staircase leading up to the third floor was extremely narrow and the firefighters did a "phenomenal job" in stopping the fire and saving all of the people from the house.
"Two civilians sustained minor injuries," Captain Zak said, noting that the injuries occured on the way out of the house.
Captain Zak mentioned that the department's quick response time prevented further damage to the home. "These style houses, normally it would burn the roof right off."
One of the first firefighters on the scene was Doug Turner. Today was Turner's last day with the Milford Fire Department before retiring and he spent it rushing to those in need. Turner has been a Milford firefighter for a total of 30 years and 1 day.
The Fire Marshall is conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire.