Fire tears through family home in Wilton

Wilton fire crews are investigating the cause of a fast-moving fire that tore through a family home in Wilton.



Several fire and rescue crews had to be called to help put out the blaze last night.



Officials say luckily no one was home around 7 p.m., and that smoke detectors did not go off, possibly because the fire was so strong it destroyed them.



Fire Chief Ronald Kanterman says that by the time a neighbor noticed and reported the fire, it had already spread to the second floor of the home and smoke was pouring from the rooftop.



Officials say they were able to save the family's pet dog.



Kanterman says water ran out quickly, and six neighboring departments were called to help put out the fire.



News 12 is told Red Cross and friends are helping the family who lived in the home.



 


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