A house in Wethersfield appears to be a total loss after a fire ripped through the home Sunday morning while the family was on vacation.
According to a fire department captain, the fire in the Nott Street home got a large head start on firefighters.
By the time the department had arrived at the scene just after 3 a.m., the entire home was engulfed in flames.
Neighbors who first spotted the flames said it appeared to start in the back of the home.
"I saw flames billowing out from, I live on Tanglewood Road, and I can see from my bedroom window flames shooting out from the house here on Nott Street," Salvatore Papa, a neighbor, said.
No one was home at the time of the fire. The homeowners and their son are in Florida celebrating a birthday.
“This is my worst nightmare, that I would be gone somewhere come home and my house would be on fire," Marilyn Lewis, another neighbor, said.
The fire marshal is investigating.