An elderly man is dead after a house fire in Woodstock, Connecticut, according to firefighters.
Two people were inside when fire broke out at the home at 3 Little Bungee Hill Road on Sunday evening.
Fire officials said a bystander helped rescue a woman from the home and she was taken to the hospital to be treated for possible smoke inhalation.
Bungay Fire Brigade Chief Roy Chandler said the structure was 50 percent involved when crews arrived around 7 p.m.
Firefighters knew a man was missing when they arrived at the scene, but crews were not able to enter the building in part due to a downed power line.
When they knocked down the flames and entered, they found the man dead inside.
"It's tough. This time of year doesn't make it any better, that's for sure," said Woodstock Fire Marshal Dick Baron.
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There is extensive damage to the home, according to the fire chief. It is unclear where the fire started or what caused it
Officials have not released the name of the person found dead.
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