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    Fire Destroys House
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    Fire destroyed a house in Monroe early Tuesday morning.

    Fire destroyed a house that was under construction on Downs Road in Monroe, Connecticut, early Tuesday morning. 

    Firefighters were called to the house around 12:30 a.m. after a neighbor saw the fire. When they arrived, firefighters encountered flames that were shooting about 40 feet into the air. 

    The responding crews faced several issues, including a limited water supply because of a lack of hydrants and the narrow road. 

    "We're on a very small road up here, no water supply, so we had to bring in tankers from mutual aid companies. We knocked the fire down within about 10 minutes of being on scene. Then we had a water supply issue until the tankers came in," Deputy Chief Stevenson Volunteer Fire Company John Howe said. 

    In addition to the house, the Dumpster also caught fire. 

    No one was in the house and no injuries are reported. 

    The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

     

    (William Davin/Fire Marshal, Monroe)
    04:17 Right now it’s still an undetermined fire//05:00 Very uncommon unless it’s an arson fire.  We have not gone that route yet. We’re trying to eliminate other avenues prior.

     

    "Right now it’s still an undetermined fire," Monroe fire marshal William Davin said. "Very uncommon unless it’s an arson fire. We have not gone that route yet. We’re trying to eliminate other avenues prior."

    Anyone with information should call authorities.