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East Haddam house destroyed by fire

The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. and engulfed the structure by the time fire crews arrived.

EAST HADDAM, Conn. — An East Haddam home was destroyed Friday morning after a large fire broke out.

The report of the fire came in around 2:30 a.m., according to officials, and when the first crews arrived, they saw the home completely engulfed in flames. The home was a two-story, two-family residence.

Water had to be taken from the Moodus Reservoir boat launch to help aid the firefight, officials said. 

The man living on the second floor of the home managed to escape uninjured, according to police. 

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A neighbor told FOX61's Julia LeBlanc that one person had been living at the home at the time. A "for sale" sign was seen outside of the home.

The Lyme, Colchester, East Hampton, Haddam, Haddam Neck, Salem, Marlborough, Deep River, and Montville fire departments all responded to assist in dousing the flames. 

At this time it's unknown what sparked the fire. The East Haddam Fire Marshal's office along with the Connecticut State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit are investigating.

Credit: East Haddam Fire Department

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