Liz Dahlem, NBC Connecticut
The house at 26 Bates Road in Manchester was destroyed by fire on Friday morning.
A house on Bates Road in Manchester has been condemned after a fire on Friday morning.
One man was home at 26 Bates Road when the fire began and was able to get out safely.
Police identified the homeowner as Kurtis Decker.
It appears that the fire started in the living room and spread to the back of the home, according to NBC Connecticut’s Liz Dahlem.
The damage to the back of the house is visible.
What caused the fire is not yet known.