Fire destroyed a home on Cliffwood Drive in South Windsor Tuesday morning.
Fire officials said crews responded to 133 Cliffwood Drive around 3 a.m. When firefighters arrived everything but the garage was already up in flames.
“The home portion of the structure was literally fully involved. Two stories, fire blowing out of every window, fully involved. Interior access was not obtainable even with breathing apparatus. There was no way we could get inside,” South Windsor Fire Chief Kevin Cooney said.
A relative of the residents told firefighters the family was out of state and no one was inside the home. Neighbors said the residents went to North Carolina to visit their daughter and newborn grandchild. No injuries have been reported.
Fire officials said the cold caused a nearby hydrant to freeze so they had to access a hydrant farther down the street.
The fire damage is extensive and fire officials are not sure where the fire started.
The South Windsor Fire Marshal is investigating the cause with assistance from the State Fire Marshal's Office.
Editor's Note: Fire officials identified the location as 117 Cliffwood Drive, but that is not the correct address. The story above has been updated.