STRATFORD - Stratford officials are investigating the cause of a fire that severely damaged a home.

They say flames ripped through the house on Emerald Place around 6 p.m. yesterday.

By the time crews arrived, officials say flames were shooting out of the roof.

They say there was serious smoke, heat and water damage to the home, and that no one was inside at the time of the fire.  

For extended video of the house fire, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.