Fire Damaged House in Wolcott

Crews are investigating a fire at a home in Wolcott on Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were called to a home on Center Street around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday after getting a report of a fully involved house fire.

Fire officials said a neighbor woke up to sounds outside and when she looked out, she noticed the fire.

“I heard a beeping sound. Wasn’t sure what it was and got up and checked around and by the time I looked over this way the house was engulfed,” Sharon Skrip said.

Fire Chief Kyle Dunn said there were no hydrants close to the home and that created a challenge while they were trying to fight the fire.

"Water was a distance away. The hydrant was about 2,000 feet down the street so we did lay a line down the road about 2,000 feet," Dunn said.

Nobody was home at the time of the fire, firefighters added. Fire officials said work was being done on the residence.

Skrip said the house had been her cousin‘s for 60 years and the new homeowners were planning to move in this weekend.

There is no word on what started the fire. The local and state fire marshal will investigate.

Mutual aid to cover the rest of the town while firefighters battled the fire.

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