A Middletown family has been displaced by fire at a two-family house on Farm Hill Road.
The family who was living on the first floor was home when the fire started around 2 a.m. They were able get out and call 911.
The second floor was unoccupied because of renovations.
The most extensive damage was to the back of the house and South Fire District Fire Captain Michael Howley believes the fire started near the back porch.
The Middletown Fire Department and South Fire District responded to the call and saw flames from the back of the house.
Howley said fire went up to the porch, into the interior and up through the attic and roof area.
There is extensive damage to the second floor in the kitchen area. Fire was brought under control in about 23 to 30 minutes.
A full investigation is underway right now.
The fire marshals expect to be at the house until the afternoon.
More than likely, the families who lived in the house won’t be able to come back home.
Whether anything suspicious caused the fire is not yet known.