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Fire destroys home in Haddam

Emergency crews were called to a home on River Road at 1:10 a.m.
Credit: Haddam Fire Department

HADDAM, Conn. — An unoccupied home in Hamden was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to a home on River Road at 1:10 a.m. The home was fully involved at the time, the fire department said.

Crews worked to extinguish the fire and worked for approximately an hour and a half on the overhaul. Officials said a live power line had melted off the house, and fell into the woods, starting a small brush fire. Once Eversource secured the power, crews extinguished the fire, along with smoking “hot spots” at the scene’s perimeter. 

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Crews from Chester, Killingworth, Durham, East Haddam, and Haddam Neck also responded as mutual aid. Middletown South District provided a Rapid Intervention Team at the scene. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Haddam Fire Marshal’s Office. 

Credit: Haddam Fire Department

River Road is located about a mile south of the Goodspeed Opera House, near the Midway Marina on the shores of the Connecticut River.

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Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.

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